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Platform debuts new student experience and new business model

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, November 1, 2017 – O’Reilly Media’s completely new version of Safari: O’Reilly’s Learning Platform for Higher Education is now available from ProQuest. This version of Safari features both a new student experience and a new business model that provides academic institutions with easier, more affordable access for their entire student body.

"We designed the new Safari to support today's students, who expect to learn online, on their own time, and in their preferred way," said Karen Hebert-Maccaro, O’Reilly’s Chief Content Officer. “No longer just an online library, Safari is a rich, full-featured learning platform. And, our revamped business model allows our higher-ed customers to give all of their students full access to Safari. We are very excited to work with ProQuest, our exclusive distributor in the academic library market, to offer this new platform to libraries around the globe.”

Higher education institutions that subscribe to the new Safari receive unlimited, concurrent access to a comprehensive, growing repository of content from more than 250 of the world’s premier publishers supported with innovative technologies and tools – all in one place. Key features and benefits include:

  • Multiple modes — books, video, case studies, learning paths and other media — serving students at all levels of proficiency
  • Mobile access, with offline learning for easy answers on the go
  • Learning resources for emerging career fields like big data, artificial intelligence, and gaming
  • New, exclusive O’Reilly-produced content from world-renowned innovators and corporate leaders
  • Personalization and content recommendations
  • Administration dashboards to help librarians manage data and track usage

“ProQuest is proud to continue our partnership with O’Reilly, as they are truly innovating student learning in the fast-moving areas of technology and business,” said Kevin Sayar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Books. “We’re confident that librarians, faculty and students alike will appreciate that Safari offers a solution beyond the classroom — one that helps build knowledge and skills for the workforce and lifelong learning.”

For more information please visit http://go.proquest.com/Safari_2017.

About O’Reilly

For almost 40 years, O’Reilly Media has provided technology and business training, knowledge, and insight to help companies succeed. Our unique network of experts and innovators share their knowledge and expertise through the company’s Safari training and learning platform and at O’Reilly conferences. As a SaaS learning platform, Safari delivers highly topical and comprehensive technology and business learning solutions to millions of users across enterprise, consumer, and university channels. For more information visit oreilly.com.

About ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com)

ProQuest is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so that people and institutions use time effectively. And because ProQuest connects information communities, complex networks of systems and processes work together efficiently. With ProQuest, finding answers and deriving insights is straightforward and leads to extraordinary outcomes.

ProQuest and its companies and affiliates – Ex Libris, Alexander Street, Bowker – stand for better research, better learning, better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world.

01 November 2017


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