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The conspiracy theorist in me wants to link this tiresome piece of 
language puritanism to recent speculation about Apple's plans in this 
area see eg 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/anticipation-builds-apple-education-news.html

But I'm ignoring him for the moment.


On 19/01/12 15:24, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
> This is interesting.  Our e-textbook initiative also has a rising
> profile, though we don't have any services branded with "e-text" which
> could be threatened.
>
> When I was hired we talked about "electronic publishing", but we now
> more often talk about "digital publishing".  "E-mail" and "e-ink" aside,
> it seems to me that the wider world outside of libraries is more likely
> to say "digital" for things that were once "electronic" and "e-".
>
> So how about "digital text"?
>
> --Kevin
>
> On 2:59 PM, Michelle Dalmau wrote:
>> Hello list,
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Thanks, Michelle
>>
>> |  Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects&   Usability Librarian |  Indiana
>> University Digital Library Program |  Herman B Wells Library |  1320
>> East 10th Street, W501 |  Bloomington, Indiana 47405 |  (812)
>> 855-1261, [log in to unmask] |<http://mypage.iu.edu/~mdalmau/>