Exploring Transliteracy:The New Literacies andLibrariesLibraryLinkNJBobbi Newmanlibrarianbyday.net@librarianbyday
Evolution of Communication
Acceleration of Communication Technologies
Now that thecost of postingthings in aglobal mediumhas collapsed,much of whatgets posted onany given dayis in public butnot for thepublic.- Shirky http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotorita/2031523502
Youalreadyhave zeroprivacy.Get over it.- Scott G. McNealy1999
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. - Alvin Toffler
Transliteracy is the abilityto read, write andinteract across a range ofplatforms, tools andmedia from signing andorality throughhandwriting, print, TV,radio and film, to digitalsocial networks.-Thomas, et al
Origins of Transliteracy • 2005 • Transliteracies Research Project • Alan Liu from the Department of English at the University of California at Santa Barbara • “intersections of the humanistic, social, and technological disciplines”
Origins of Transliteracy • 2005 • Sue Thomas • Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University • PART Group (Production and Research in Transliteracy) - > Transliteracy Research Group.
The concept oftransliteracy calls for achange of perspectiveaway from the battlesover print versusdigital, and a moveinstead towards aunifying ecology notjust of media, but of allliteracies relevant toreading, writing,interaction and culture,both past and present.”-Thomas et al.
Origins of Libraries and Transliteracy • 2009 • Bobbi Newman • Libraries Need to Focus on Transliteracy
Libraries have focusedon literacy, the abilityto read, write andinteract, for years.People need to beliterate in order to beinvolved in andcontribute to society.Times are changing,technologies areevolving rapidly, it isno longer enough tofocus on the ability toread and write alone.
Origins of Libraries and Transliteracy • 2010 • Libraries and Transliteracy Project • Tom Ipri • Bobbi Newman • Lane Wilkinson • Gretchen Casserroti
Because of the ways inwhich transliteracyquestions authority anddevalues hierarchicalstructures proponentstend to advocate forissues that help level theinformation playingfield, such as ensuringneutrality and bridgingthe digital divide- Ipri
Transliteracy is more than…
It includes all literacies
not just aboutcomputer-basedmaterials, but about allcommunication typesacross time andculture. It does notprivilege one abovethe other but treats allas of equal value andmoves between andacross them.-Thomas et al
Transliteracy happens in the places wheredifferent things meet, mix, and rubtogether.-Thomas et al
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References• Andretta, S. (2009). Transliteracy: Take a walk on the wild side. In World Library and Information Congress: 75 th IFLA Genreal Conference and Assembly, Milan, Italy: 23-27. http://eprints.rclis.org/handle/10760/14868• Ipri, T. (2010) Introducing Transliteracy. College & Research Libraries News, 71(10), 532-567.• Karp, J. (2010, Oct 25). What is this buzz word “transliteracy”? (Blog) Retrieved from http://spotlight.macfound.org• Newman, B. (2011). Beginner’s guide to transliteracy. Available online at• http://librariesandtransliteracy.wordpress.com/beginner’s-guide-to- transliteracy/• Saveri, A., Rheingold, H., & Vian, K. (2005). Technologies of cooperation. Palo Alto CA. Retrieved from http://www.rheingold.com/cooperation/Technology_of_cooperation.pdf• Shirky, C. (2008). Here comes everybody: The power of organizing without organizations. New York: Penguin Press.• Thomas, S., et al. (2007). Transliteracy: crossing divides. First Monday, 12(12). Online.