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access

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n. ~ 1. The ability to locate relevant information through the use of catalogs, indexes, finding aids, or other tools. - 2. The permission to locate and retrieve information for use (consultation or reference) within legally established restrictions of privacy, confidentiality, and security clearance. - 3. Computing · The physical processes of retrieving information from storage media.

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'Access' and 'accessibility' are frequently used synonymously, although 'accessibility' carries the connotation of providing access to individuals with disabilities that prevent normal use.

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