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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 butno...
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,         unlear...
Enter Transliteracy
Transliteracy is the abilityto read, write andinteract across a range ofplatforms, tools andmedia from signing andorality ...
Origins of Transliteracy          • 2005          • Transliteracies Research            Project          • Alan Liu from t...
Origins of Transliteracy          • 2005          • Sue Thomas          • Institute of Creative            Technologies at...
The concept oftransliteracy calls for achange of perspectiveaway from the battlesover print versusdigital, and a moveinste...
Origins of Libraries and Transliteracy                 • 2009                 • Bobbi Newman                 • Libraries N...
Libraries have focusedon literacy, the abilityto read, write andinteract, for years.People need to beliterate in order to ...
Origins of Libraries and Transliteracy                 • 2010                 • Libraries and                   Transliter...
Because of the ways inwhich transliteracyquestions authority anddevalues hierarchicalstructures proponentstend to advocate...
Transliteracy is more than…
digital literacy
technology literacy
information literacy
media literacy
foundational literacy
It includes all literacies
not just aboutcomputer-basedmaterials, but about allcommunication typesacross time andculture. It does notprivilege one ab...
Transliteracy happens in the places wheredifferent things meet, mix, and rubtogether.-Thomas et al
Transliteracy is
information
content
style
connection
format
texting
a telephone call
email
instant messaging
music
art
video
images
social networking
face to face
paper and pencil
gestures
expressions
social
cultural
change
diverse
sharing
participatory
aware
fluid
flexible
fluent
The transliterate individual can:
identify the type of information
the correct method, format and            medium
for sharing
Can identify the
the correct method, format and            medium
for accessing information.
Transliteracy is
identifying your audience
and the correct method of  sharing your message.
Transliteracy is
communication
in any form.
If not libraries, then who?
What can we do?
Choice
Stop fighting amongst ourselves
Get educated
Explore
Experiment
It won’t be easy
No excuses
Expectations
Commit         http://www.flickr.com/photos/fl4y/2524287242/
Questions?                                                              Bobbi Newman                                      ...
References• Andretta, S. (2009). Transliteracy: Take a walk on the wild side. In World  Library and Information Congress: ...
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Exploring transliteracy

  1. Exploring Transliteracy:The New Literacies andLibrariesLibraryLinkNJBobbi Newmanlibrarianbyday.net@librarianbyday
  2. Evolution of Communication
  3. Acceleration of Communication Technologies
  4. 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
  5. Youalreadyhave zeroprivacy.Get over it.- Scott G. McNealy1999
  6. 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
  7. Enter Transliteracy
  8. 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
  9. 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”
  10. Origins of Transliteracy • 2005 • Sue Thomas • Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University • PART Group (Production and Research in Transliteracy) - > Transliteracy Research Group.
  11. 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.
  12. Origins of Libraries and Transliteracy • 2009 • Bobbi Newman • Libraries Need to Focus on Transliteracy
  13. 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.
  14. Origins of Libraries and Transliteracy • 2010 • Libraries and Transliteracy Project • Tom Ipri • Bobbi Newman • Lane Wilkinson • Gretchen Casserroti
  15. 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
  16. Transliteracy is more than…
  17. digital literacy
  18. technology literacy
  19. information literacy
  20. media literacy
  21. foundational literacy
  22. It includes all literacies
  23. 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
  24. Transliteracy happens in the places wheredifferent things meet, mix, and rubtogether.-Thomas et al
  25. Transliteracy is
  26. information
  27. content
  28. style
  29. connection
  30. format
  31. texting
  32. a telephone call
  33. email
  34. instant messaging
  35. music
  36. art
  37. video
  38. images
  39. social networking
  40. face to face
  41. paper and pencil
  42. gestures
  43. expressions
  44. social
  45. cultural
  46. change
  47. diverse
  48. sharing
  49. participatory
  50. aware
  51. fluid
  52. flexible
  53. fluent
  54. The transliterate individual can:
  55. identify the type of information
  56. the correct method, format and medium
  57. for sharing
  58. Can identify the
  59. the correct method, format and medium
  60. for accessing information.
  61. Transliteracy is
  62. identifying your audience
  63. and the correct method of sharing your message.
  64. Transliteracy is
  65. communication
  66. in any form.
  67. If not libraries, then who?
  68. What can we do?
  69. Choice
  70. Stop fighting amongst ourselves
  71. Get educated
  72. Explore
  73. Experiment
  74. It won’t be easy
  75. No excuses
  76. Expectations
  77. Commit http://www.flickr.com/photos/fl4y/2524287242/
  78. Questions? Bobbi Newman librarianbyday.net @librarianbyday This work is licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
  79. 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.

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