

Origins are not from
the library world



Very new and working
definitions are still
evolving



Different
interpreta...


Cross-disciplinary
Transliteracies Project
group, headed by Alan
Liu, Department of English
UC Santa Barbara



Resear...
1.

The negotiation between technology and
usage

2.

The negotiation between individual and
social practices of reading

...
Sue
Thomas, professor of
New Media at De
Montfort U
 2005: attended
Transliteracies
conference and has
since built upon t...
“the ability to read, write and interact across a
range of platforms, tools and media from
signing and orality through
han...


Mapping meaning across different
media, understanding ways various means
of communication interact



Understanding, n...


Not about learning disparate literacies in
isolation from one another but about the
interaction among all these literac...


Because it is technology independent, it
can be seen as an umbrella term that
accommodates many other “literacies”



...
Libraries and Transliteracy Blog, Feb 2010


June 2010 LITA
Interest Group
approved



June 2011 “Why
Transliteracy?”
presentation at ALA
Annual



Nov
2010, “Int...


Took off with school and public libraries



Within school and public evolved into 21st
Century Literacies



Academi...


Descriptive:
understanding



Lacking
pedagogical
imperative


Pay attention to research outside of the
library world
A Very Brief History of Transliteracy
A Very Brief History of Transliteracy
A Very Brief History of Transliteracy
A Very Brief History of Transliteracy
A Very Brief History of Transliteracy
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A Very Brief History of Transliteracy

  1. 1.  Origins are not from the library world  Very new and working definitions are still evolving  Different interpretations even among proponents  Can’t do it justice in 10-15 minutes
  2. 2.  Cross-disciplinary Transliteracies Project group, headed by Alan Liu, Department of English UC Santa Barbara  Research in the Technical, Social, and Cultural Practices of Online Reading
  3. 3. 1. The negotiation between technology and usage 2. The negotiation between individual and social practices of reading 3. The negotiation among media 4. The negotiation between historical and contemporary reading practices
  4. 4. Sue Thomas, professor of New Media at De Montfort U  2005: attended Transliteracies conference and has since built upon their research 
  5. 5. “the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and films, to digital social networks.”
  6. 6.  Mapping meaning across different media, understanding ways various means of communication interact  Understanding, not necessarily teaching, the skills necessary to move effortlessly from one medium to another
  7. 7.  Not about learning disparate literacies in isolation from one another but about the interaction among all these literacies
  8. 8.  Because it is technology independent, it can be seen as an umbrella term that accommodates many other “literacies”  Sue Thomas: “a unifying ecology of not just media, but of all literacies relevant to reading, writing, interaction and culture”
  9. 9. Libraries and Transliteracy Blog, Feb 2010
  10. 10.  June 2010 LITA Interest Group approved  June 2011 “Why Transliteracy?” presentation at ALA Annual  Nov 2010, “Introducing Transliteracy: What Does It Mean to Academic Libraries?” CR&L News November 2010
  11. 11.  Took off with school and public libraries  Within school and public evolved into 21st Century Literacies  Academic librarians reacted more to this than to the origins of transliteracy  Metaliteracy
  12. 12.  Descriptive: understanding  Lacking pedagogical imperative
  13. 13.  Pay attention to research outside of the library world

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