Dot Porter and I were lamenting earlier over how the term "e-text" has been co-opted by our central IT division at Indiana University to now mean almost exclusively eText, as in Electronic Textbooks (duh!): <http://etexts.iu.edu/home.php>. As a result, the IU Digital Library Program has been advised to use another term to avoid confusion.
Have others encountered this conflation of terminology at their institution? A quick Google search (after signing the SOPA/PIPA petition) reveals other American universities adopting this eText(books) trend. How are you differentiating between the two? And for those of you who have not been sacked, do you have suggestions for alternatives to what most of us on this list understand as e-text (despite the more generalist definition that could also apply to electronic textbooks)?
I am giving a local talk in a week and that would be the time to break-out our funky fresh new way of saying e-text. The person with the cleverest name wins.
| Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects & Usability Librarian
| Indiana University Digital Library Program
| Herman B Wells Library
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