FOR THE RECORD – THE ORIGINAL DEFINITION
Transliteracy was always intended to be an open source idea and as the years have passed it has continued to evolve. That’s fine. But scholars seeking the very first definition should use this:
“Transliteracy is 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 film, to digital social networks.”
Thomas, S. with Joseph, C., Laccetti, J., Mason, B., Mills, S., Perril, S., and Pullinger, K. Transliteracy: Crossing divides, First Monday, Volume 12 Number 12 – 3 December 2007
This lengthy paper also details the birth and development of the idea and should be considered a primary source for transliteracy.