Sebastopol, CA—O’Reilly Media, in partnership with Safari Books Online, has committed to making over $100 million in educational content and tools available, for free, to 15,000 schools in America. The donation, announced by President Obama today, supports the ConnectED initiative to enrich K-12 education and provide students with the technological skills they need to be prepared in a globalized, digital economy. Continue reading
Interesting news from Safari Books and RDW Group regarding the acquisition of the PubFactory technology interface. I have featured the PubFactory interface and it’s development team in previous posts and interviews (Tom Beyer and Marc Segers). I’m happy to see it is growing. Here is the official press release on the acquisition by Safari. Below is a blog post from Andrew Savikas, CEO of Safari Books Online.
Welcoming the PubFactory Team to Safari Books Online
For some time now, we’ve admired the work of PubFactory, a team within RDW Group’s iFactory division that builds powerful systems for delivering mixed content like books, videos, journals, and reference databases through the web for publishers like Oxford University Press, Sage Publications, DeGruyter, Cengage Learning, Harvard University Press and Bloomsbury. Continue reading
Marydee Ojala from Online Magazine brought this interesting infographic to my attention. It’s from Safari Books Online, highlighting their accomplishments from the past ten years. Check it out here. Safari now offers access to over 16,000 titles. For more info, visit: (http://www.safaribooksonline.com).
Safari Books Online has further optimized it’s content for mobile devices. Notes, tags, and save to custom folders options are now accessible from any mobile device that supports 320×480 screen resolution. Sharing (even with non subscribers), enhanced categories, and use analytics are also new. More information is available from Business Wire. Hat tip to Resource Shelf.
SEBASTOPOL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today achieved another milestone in its mobile device strategy – the seamless extension of its popular portal features to mobile devices. Subscribers on the go can now enjoy such popular features as creating notes, tagging and saving content in custom folders. Continue reading