I had the honor of being Michael Sauers guest on his NCompass Live Tech Talk series. I did a brief overview of transliteracy and its importance to libraries. The session was recorded and will be up after some editing, in the meantime here are my slides and some links. Why Transliteracy? An Introduction for Librarianshttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=whytransliteracyslideshow-100727180017-phpapp02&rel=0&stripped_title=why-transliteracy-an-introduction-for-librariansView more presentations from Bobbi Newman. Relevant Links: Transliteracy as a Blueberry Smoothie Escaping … Continue reading Why Transliteracy? An Introduction for Librarians – a Tech Talk with Michael Sauers
On Wednesday I have the honor of being the guest on Tech Talk with Michael Sauers for the Nebraska Library Commission. I will be giving a brief introduction to transliteracy then answering questions from Michael and others. I’m excited about the conversational tone of this talk versus the presentations I’ve done on tranlsliteracy! The session is free and open to everyone Continue reading Sign Up For Tech Talk With Michael Sauers – Transliteracy
Yes You! Libraries and Transliteracy needs a logo, and not the one I threw together for our facebook group. We (the authors) have discussed it and decided our talents lie elsewhere. So we are having a contest! Design a logo for Libraries and Transliteracy! There are no rules or guidelines for the logo. Something that reflects what transliteracy means to you. To submit your design please … Continue reading Libraries and Transliteracy Needs You!
In a recent piece at egdge.org Clay Shirky talks about the changes brought about by the internet and relates them to historical events. To make a historical analogy with the last major increase in the written word, you could earn a living in 1500 simply by knowing how to read and write. The spread of those abilities in the subsequent century had the curious property of … Continue reading Publishing is the New Literacy
This short video is from the March 9, 2010 FCC summit to discuss the need to include all Americans in the digital age. It gives clear examples of the need for access and the skills to use the internet across a diverse segment of the population. People need universal access to broadband and the skills to use it, not as a privilege, but as a … Continue reading The Digital Divide Does Not Discriminate
This morning I participated in an webinar for the Georgia Public Library Service, Introducing Transliteracy to Libraries. Introduction to Transliteracy for Librarieshttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=intrototransliteracygplsslideshare-100615074339-phpapp01&rel=0&stripped_title=introduction-to-transliteracy-for-libraries View more presentations from Bobbi Newman. You can find the transcripts on WhattheHashTag [Update] You can listen to the recording here. Promised links and resources: Libraries and Transliteracy Blog Defining Transliteracy Libraries and Transliteracy Slideshow Libraries and Transliteracy Facebook Page Transliteracy.com Informing Communities: … Continue reading Introducing Transliteracy Georgia Public Library Service & Georgia Library Association
The Libraries and Transilteracy blog recently added a fourth contributor, Brian Hulsey. Brian’s first post was on the skills 21 century workers need and his most recent post The Future is in Your Hand, looks at mobile services in libraries. Brian blogs at Strange Dichotomy and you can find him on Twitter at strng_dichotomy. Brian currently holds a position in Electronic Resources at the Simon Schwob … Continue reading Please Welcome the Newest Contributor to the Libraries and Transliteracy Blog