Safari Books Online

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Safari Books Online
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Parent companyO'Reilly Media
FoundedFebruary 2001 (2001-02)
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationSebastopol, California
Publication typesdigital books

Safari Books Online LLC is a digital library founded in July 2000 and headquartered in Sebastopol, California, with offices in Boston and Scottsdale. Safari characterizes itself as a "platform for technology and business learning".[1]

Safari Books Online originated in 2001 as a joint venture between O'Reilly Media and the Pearson Technology Group. In 2014[2] O'Reilly Media acquired Pearson's stake, making Safari Books Online a wholly owned subsidiary of O'Reilly Media.

Safari's main product is a subscription-based, digital library[3] that includes books, videos, short-form content ("Short Cuts"), and evolving manuscripts ("Rough Cuts") from O'Reilly Media and from other publishers, including Addison-Wesley, Prentice Hall, Springer Nature, Peachpit, John Wiley & Sons,[4] Microsoft Press, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Manning Publications,[5] Packt,[6] SAS Publishing, IBM Press, FT Press and Focal Press.

Safari has a variety of subscription plans for individuals and institutions.

Professional Societies like the ACM provide access as part of their membership benefits and offer discounts for full subscriptions.[7]

Safari purchased PubFactory's Electronic Platform, an electronic publishing platform, from RDW Group in 2012.[8]

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  1. ^ "Safari Acquires Technology Leadership Training Company Popforms". PR Newswire. PR Newswire Association LLC. 2015-06-24. Retrieved 2016-11-10. Safari, the leading global platform for technology and business learning, announced today the purchase of the assets of Popforms, a creator of courses and tools supporting technical leaders looking to advance in their careers.
  2. ^ "O'Reilly purchases Pearson's stake in Safari". O'Reilly Media. 4 August 2014.
  3. ^ Tim Warner (8 July 2008). "Introduction to Safari Books Online". InformIT. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Wiley Joins Safari Books Online". Bookseller And Publisher Online. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Safari Books Online Adds Manning Publications". EContent. Information Today. 22 July 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Packt Publishing adds books to Safari Books Online". Packt Publishing. 27 March 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  7. ^ ACM Learning Center
  8. ^ Heim, Anna (3 January 2013). "Digital publisher Safari Books Online buys PubFactory's Electronic Platform". TNW News. The Next Web. Retrieved 22 October 2015.