Dutch Alternative Names Netherlands culture, Hollandic culture. The Dutch use Nederlandse cultuur and Hollandse cultuur to describe their culture. The English word "Dutch" derives from the German deutsch "German". The Dutch distinguish between two major cultural subdivisions in their nation.
Academy Award An award given annually in the United States by the voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for excellence in motion picture performance and production.
To qualify, a film must have opened in Los Angeles during the preceding calendar year. Nominees are announced in advance and the ceremony, hosted by a celebrity, is televised nationally.
Awards are given in seven major categories: Awards are also given for animated and short film s. Also called an "Oscar" for the nickname given to the golden trophy statuette received by each winner. The Internet Movie Database provides a summary of past award winners. Click here to connect to the official Academy Awards Web site.
Academy format for silent film had an aspect ratio of 4: When sound film was introduced, the format changed to 1. Synonymous with Academy aperture. Academy of Certified Archivists ACA Founded in at the annual meeting of the Society of American ArchivistsACA is an independent, nonprofit professional organization that certifies individuals who meet specific standards and requirements for archival education, knowledgeand experience.
To become a Certified Archivistapplicants must pass an examination given annually in conjunction with the annual meeting of the SAA and simultaneously at several announced sites and petitioned sites in the United States and Canada.
Click here to connect to the ACA homepage. According to the Society of American Archivistssuch tests are often based on the Arrhenius function, which assumes that materials age in a predictable manner relative to temperature.
However, such tests may be of limited usefulness because degree of permanence is influenced by conditions of storage, which vary widely. Also, empirical verification of the accuracy of accelerated aging tests requires experiments conducted over a number of years.
In most libraries, a printed copy of acceptable use policy is posted near the workstation s to which restrictions apply.
Some libraries make their policy statement available electronically at log onand users may be required assent by clicking on a small box or icon before access is granted. Synonymous with Internet use policy. All public libraries and most academic libraries in the United States are open to the general public, but access to certain areas such as closed stacksrare book s, and special collections may be restricted.
In a more general sense, the right or opportunity to use a resource that may not be openly and freely available to everyone. In computing, the privilege of using a computer system or online resource, usually controlled by the issuance of access code s to authorized users.
In a more general sense, the ability of a user to reach data stored on a computer or computer system. In most proprietary systems, access codes are tightly controlled to exclude un authorized users. Synonymous with authorization code. Similarly, a copy of a photograph or other document made in any format for normal daily use, to protect the original from wear and accidental damage.
Synonymous with use copy.
Also, a digital objecttypically a graphic image, scaled down from a high quality original to a lower quality often smaller version to facilitate transmission over network s of low bandwidth. In a more general sense, the quality of being able to be located and used by a person. In the Web environment, the quality of being usable by everyone regardless of disability.
In information storage and retrievalthe manner in which a computer system retrieves record s from a filewhich usually depends on the method of their arrangement in or on the storage medium. In automated librariesthe addition is usually recorded by enhancing a brief order record that is expanded in cataloging to become the full bibliographic record entered permanently in the catalog.Printable Listing of OAH Distinguished Lecturers Below is a comprehensive list of OAH Distinguished Lecturers.
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5 synonyms of amnesty from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, plus 16 related words, definitions, and antonyms. Find another word for amnesty. release from the guilt or penalty of an offense Synonyms: absolution, forgiveness, pardon.
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