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Public access TV, also called cable access, community access, community television, and PEG (Public, Education and Government), is a system that provides television production equipment, training and airtime on a local cable channel, so members of the public can produce their own shows and televise them to a mass audience.
According to Engelman, public access in New York was conceived in 1968 by Fred Friendly, a television advisor to the Ford Foundation and chairman of Mayor John Lindsay's Advisory Task Force on CATV and Telecommunications.
Public access television is not at all restricted to the United States and Canada.
www.geocities.com /iconostar/history-public-access-TV.html   (3376 words)

 Questions & Answers - Public Access Web Site
While public access to this electronic archive has the potential to help the lay public see the breadth of the research that NIH funds, each NIH Institute and Center also has an active staff that assist the public in understanding the results of NIH-funded research.
Before the Public Access Policy, individuals who were not affiliated with an academic, medical library or research hospital generally gained access to the peer-reviewed publications of NIH-funded investigators by visiting a medical library or by paying for a subscription to journals themselves.
Public Access submissions will provide NIH-supported investigators with an alternate means by which they can fulfill the existing requirement to provide publications as part of progress reports and other application and close-out procedures.
publicaccess.nih.gov /publicaccess_QandA.htm   (3977 words)

 NOT-OD-05-022: Policy on Enhancing Public Access to Archived Publications Resulting from NIH-Funded Research
As part of on-going efforts to gather perspectives on the issue of public access to research publications, the NIH held a series of meetings to hear and consider the opinions and concerns of publishers, scientists, patient advocates, and representatives of scientific associations and other organizations.
Publication in peer-reviewed journals is a major factor in determining the professional standing of scientists; institutions use publication in peer-reviewed journals in making hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions.
Concerning burden, public access submissions will provide NIH-supported investigators with an alternate means by which they can meet and fulfill the current requirement to provide a copy of each publication in their progress reports and other application and close-out procedures.
grants.nih.gov /grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-022.html   (8556 words)

 BLM Colorado - Access to Public Lands, Answers to Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Generally, a public road is any federal or state highway or county road administered by the state or county.
Colorado law states that "no person may post, sign or indicate in any way that public lands within Colorado, not held under exclusive control or lease, are privately owned lands." It is unlawful to close a legal public access route or sign federal public lands with the intention of restricting public use.
Major access routes or points of access to federal.public lands are usually identified by signs with an agency logo.
www.co.blm.gov /faqs/access.htm   (1144 words)

 RULES FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TO COURT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
These rules govern access by the public to the records of all courts and administrative offices of the Judicial Branch of the State of Vermont, whether the records are kept in paper or electronic form.
The public shall have access to all administrative records in accordance with the provisions of this rule.
If a member of the public requests access to a case file, the record custodian shall remove from the file any record excepted from public access before access is provided to the file.
www.vermontjudiciary.org /rules/publicaccess.htm   (1981 words)

 Public Rights Along the Shoreline - Fact Sheet
There is only one narrow exception to this rule-because there are no private property rights in the water itself, the public is allowed to swim in the intertidal zone provided the swimmer does not touch the private land underneath or use it to enter or leave the water.
To help keep the peace, the visiting public should be careful not to trespass or otherwise infringe on the privacy of shorefront property owners, and should minimize their impact on the environment.
In addition, public rights also exist in filled tidelands, which are protected by a state law commonly known as "Chapter 91." Information about Chapter 91 (Waterways regulations) is available through the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Website.
www.mass.gov /czm/shorelinepublicaccess.htm   (902 words)

 Guidelines: ARB Public Records Act Access   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
'Member of the public' means any person, except a member, agency, officer, or employee of a federal, state, or local agency acting within the scope of his or her membership, agency, office, or employment.
A request for a copy of an identifiable public record or information produced therefrom must be accompanied by payment of fees to cover the direct costs of duplication, which will be based on a fee of $.10 per standard reproduced page.
In balancing the public's right to access public records with the recognized individual right of privacy and the need for the ARB to be able to competently perform its duties, the Legislature has established certain categories of records which may be exempt from public disclosure.
www.arb.ca.gov /html/recordsaccess.htm   (1482 words)

 NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management : Public Access
This is due to a variety of reasons such as lack of infrastructure (e.g., public beaches, public boat launches), the fear that getting to shorefront areas requires trespassing on private property, or simply a lack of knowledge about where to go.
Once acquired or constructed, public access opportunities must also be maintained and operated, meaning that the costs of supporting such infrastructure are not one-time, but rather on-going.
Natural areas along coastal waterfronts contain sensitive habitats that are important to fish and wildlife species, so public access and uses must be designed to minimize impacts to features such as dunes, salt marshes, and other wetlands and the species that use them.
coastalmanagement.noaa.gov /public_access.html   (543 words)

 The National Center for State Courts - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Many of the states that are not listed are currently in the process of developing a public access system or have systems that are only available to judges/attorneys.
Public access to case, parties, and judgment dockets by case number and name.
Access the docket by entering a name, case number, or citation number.
www.ncsconline.org /WC/Publications/StateLinks/PriPubStateLinks.htm   (1506 words)

 Peter Suber, NIH public-access policy, FAQ
On November 15, 2005, the Public Access Working Group, appointed by the agency to advise it on implementing and improving the policy, recommended (1) that the request for public access be strengthened to a requirement and (2) that the permissible delay be shortened from 12 months to 6 months.
Open access literature is free of charge and also free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
This role is made clear, for example, in the endorsement of the NIH policy from the Genetic Alliance, a coalition of 600+ advocacy, research and health care organizations whose overriding concern is to accelerate research on cures.
www.earlham.edu /~peters/fos/nihfaq.htm   (3890 words)

 Public Access - DENIED   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
New Jersey has a long history of limiting public access to government records and is frequently ranked as one of the most restrictive states in the union, freedom of information advocates say.
The public's right to know what their governmental agencies are doing is, on the whole, in good shape in Central New Jersey.
As part of the Gannett New Jersey Public Access Project, the Daily Record sent nine staffers — eight from the newsroom and one from advertising — to nearly every community in Morris County to obtain public documents.
www.injersey.com /access   (945 words)

 Muscatine Community Access Television Center Services
The objective of MPW Public Access is to strengthen our community by increasing and enhancing communication among community residents.
MPW Public Access provides community members with a non-commercial forum for ideas, information, and creative expression originating at the grass roots level.
MPW Public Access is a great opportunity for Muscatine residents to enjoy a wide array of community productions including: The Mayor's Talk Show, religious programming, local running events, school productions such as Muskies Sports, local stock car races, local rugby events, and after-hours programming.
www.mpw.org /cable_public_access.htm   (431 words)

 Public water access: Minnesota DNR
To drive to accesses located within a state park, you must purchase a daily or annual state park sticker.
Accesses available for both trailer and carry in.
Public boat accesses, fishing piers, shore fishing sites and public swimming beaches are available throughout the seven county metro area.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /water_access/index.html   (225 words)

 Access Washington- Privacy Notice
Access Washington analyzes this information and the Web site logs to determine how our Web site is being used, so that we may continually improve the site's usefulness to the public.
However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.
At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals.
access.wa.gov /siteinfo/resources/privacy.aspx   (1590 words)

 Public and Private Laws: Main
Public and private laws are prepared and published by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
GPO Access contains the text of public and private laws enacted from the 104th Congress to the present.
The database for the current session of Congress is updated when the publication of a slip law is authorized by OFR.
www.gpoaccess.gov /plaws/index.html   (211 words)

 Public Access Counselor
The Public Access Counselor position was created in order to provide advice and assistance concerning Indiana's public access laws to members of the public and government officials and their employees.
Public officials are now finding ways to provide access to public records through their websites.
While traditional means of access are still available, these efforts allow many people the convenience of searching public records through their home or office computers.
www.in.gov /pac   (255 words)

 Access San Francisco - Cable Channel 29
Cable Channel 29 is the home for public access television playback on local cable TV.
Access SF is the public access television station for the City and County of San Francisco.
Partnership and collaboration are at the heart of Access SF's mission - strengthening the fabric of community life by enabling open communication through public access television and other forms of electronic media.
www.accessf.org   (281 words)

 The Public-Access Computer Systems Review
The publication of the first issue was announced on January 3, 1990.
The publication of the first refereed paper was announced on April 6, 1992.
Publication of the last issue was announced on June 18, 1998.
epress.lib.uh.edu /pr/pacsrev.html   (1385 words)

 Home - Public Access of Indianapolis
Public Access of Indianapolis (PAI) is a nonprofit community media organization with a goal of reestablishing public access TV on Bright House Networks (Time Warner) and Comcast cable television systems in Indianapolis.
Educated at Harvard, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, and a journalist for National Public Radio (NPR) in Paris, the Balkans, and Afghanistan during the US invasion after 9/11.
Public Access of Indianapolis was proud to be a partner organization in My Daily Constitution: Indianapolis, a week long series of participatory events exploring the meaning of the U.S. Constitution in the Indianapolis community.
www.indyaccess.org   (950 words)

 Philadelphia Community Access Coalition Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
PUBLIC ACCESS IN Between April and June, Public Access and PCAC have received two supportive editorials in the Philadelphia Inquirer and have had one op-ed published there.
The 1984 franchise agreements specified startup funds paid by the cable companies for public access in the amount of $150,00 per franchise area(total of $600,000) for the cost of a city wide public access center.
Public Interest Broadband Set-Aside(PIBSA) is the idea of establishing a %10 broadband capacity set-aside for public, educational, and government (PEG) access.
www.phillyaccess.org   (1649 words)

 ATA | Federal Research Public Access Act
Every federal agency with an annual extramural research budget of $100 million or more will implement a public access policy that is consistent with and advances the federal purpose of the respective agency.
Ensure that the manuscript is preserved in a stable digital repository maintained by that agency or in another suitable repository that permits free public access, interoperability, and long-term preservation.
Require that free, online access to each taxpayer-funded manuscript be available as soon as possible, and no later than six months after the article has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
www.taxpayeraccess.org /frpaa/index.html   (1204 words)

 Home - Public Access of Indianapolis
The May 15 meeting of the Cable Franchise Board afforded interested citizens an opportunity to voice support for adding a provision for public access TV to the cable franchise contract Bright House Networks (BHN) is currently renegotiating with the city.
He knows that public access TV can provide a platform for individual citizens and for groups such as the Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center.
The lead article is "The Unexpected Opportunity for Public Access TV in Indianapolis," which is accompanied by “The Indianapolis Community Speaks Out for Public Access TV” by Jean Coughlin, and a planned timeline for Bright House Networks cable franchise renewal by July 1.
www.indyaccess.org /12/12   (865 words)

 Public Beach and Waterfront Access Locator
The public access sites presented here are grouped into four main types: regional, neighborhood, local, and waterfront.
There may be other locally funded public access sites that use the DCM sign but are not shown in our data.
The interactive access site locator will allow you to interact with and search for specific site types within the Division of Coastal Management's geographic information systems (GIS) database of coastal public beach and waterfront access.
dcm2.enr.state.nc.us /Access/sites.htm   (445 words)

 Media Connection - Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
SMC is responsible for the administration of SPAC Channel 28 for PUBLIC ACCESS, SETV Channel 29 for EDUCATIONAL ACCESS, and SGTV Channel 30 for GOVERNMENTAL ACCESS.
Public access programming is produced or sponsored by a Shrewsbury resident or person working in Shrewsbury on a non-discriminatory first-come, first-served basis.
In February of 2002, a separate access channel dedicated to governmental access was opened on SGTV 30.
www.shrewsbury-ma.gov /smc/index.asp   (525 words)

 Home Page
This site is an information clearinghouse on the topic of public access to court records and the current debate on privacy concerns that arise as courts improve and expand their court information systems and put more information on the Internet.
California Rules of Court, rule 2077, Electronic Access to Court Calendars, Indexes, and Registers of Action (the proposed rule, from the Court Executives Advisory Committee, would specify the contents of the trial courts electronic versions of their court calendars, registers of actions, and indexes).
Regarding the report recommendations to create a policy committee and impose a moratorium on electronic access until policies are in place, the court recognizes that the legislature enacted a limited moratorium by statute and has created a study committee which is required to submit a report by January 1, 2003.
www.courtaccess.org   (2829 words)

 Public Access
So musicians and public (often the same people) had to be very volunteer and had to be ready to do unpredictable efforts to set up the show or even to get to the show.
And the other main idea is the intimacy that headphones give between the musician and the public, it’s not a matter of playing loud here, but you’re rather giving your sound directly to someone, like a gift.
And when someone takes a pair of headphones it means someone else has to wait if no other headphones are free at the moment so you can’t be passive here like in a traditional concert with loudspeakers where it doesn’t matter if you’re listening or not, here you are an active listener.
public-access.org   (1675 words)

 ADI | Public Access Test
TESTED ON (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE): PLACEMENT FOLLOW-UP The purpose of this Public Access Test is to ensure that dogs who have public access are stable, well-behaved, and unobtrusive to the public.
This test is to take place in a public setting such as a mall where there are a lot of people and natural distractions.
The dog should not solicit public attention or strain against the lead (except in cases where the dog may be pulling the individual's wheelchair).
www.adionline.org /publicaccess.html   (2380 words)

 TVSA - Public Access
Effective today, the Public Access Channel is available on TWC digital Channel 20.
The City has maintained since January 2006 that the Public Access Channel should be returned to the community and we have worked diligently to resolve this matter.
The City purchased and installed video equipment in March of 2006, and has continued to collect Public Access programming for several months, as well as hired a full-time Television Programming Coordinator, in order to take over the operation of Channel 20.
www.sanantonio.gov /tvsa/publicaccess.asp   (239 words)

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