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O'Reilly Adds New Features and Enhancements to New Safari™ Platform for Academic Libraries


ProQuest-Distributed Safari Now Includes Seamless Authentication,
Custom Playlists and Content from More Than 250 Publishers

the premier source for insight-driven learning in technology and
business, today announced several enhancements to its Safari™ platform –
including new single-sign-on capabilities, customizable and shareable
playlists, mobile application improvements and an improved analytics
dashboard for users. O'Reilly's new Safari platform demonstrates its
commitment to ongoing innovation and enhancements for users of its
learning platform.

The upgraded platform is available through ProQuest,
O'Reilly's partner in the academic market, with a full-time,
equivalent-based pricing model and unlimited content access for faculty
and students. Access to O'Reilly's Safari platform arms academic
institutions with critical business and technology content and new
learning models for researching and understanding of new technologies.

The new features and enhancements to Safari include:

  • EZproxy – Single-sign-on through EZproxy,
    an access and authentication software that connects content providers,
    enabling academic libraries to easily configure their accounts so
    users can access the platform without entering their log-in
  • Playlists – Users can now create custom lists of content, from
    chapters and short video clips to entire books, and then share
    playlists with their community.
  • Multimodal Learning Paths – Learning paths combine text and
    video to improve learning success. Each learning path is a logical,
    well-crafted sequence of expert-led learning content designed to help
    users progress at their own pace.
  • Mobile App Improvements – The O'Reilly mobile app can now save
    and organize content in playlists, has enhanced search functionality,
    faster downloads and an updated reading experience.
  • Insights and Analytics – Safari's new Insights and Analytics
    Dashboard offers librarians and administrators data insights into the
    content and formats with which their academic community is engaging.
    The new feature has drastically faster load times and enables users to
    download reports on-demand.

In addition to the new platform enhancements, the new Safari platform
includes technology and business eBooks from more than 250 publishers
along with videos, case studies and exclusively produced content from
world-renowned innovators and corporate leaders. It also provides
expert-curated learning paths and self-assessments to meet the needs of
all learners.

"Libraries empower students in the classroom and beyond, giving them a
competitive advantage," said Karen Hebert-Maccaro, chief content
officer, O'Reilly. "The new enhancements to our platform improve the
overall learning experience, now available to academic libraries
worldwide, thanks to ProQuest."

"Today's students need business and technology content not only for
academic success, but to prepare them for a competitive workforce," said
Rich Belanger, senior vice president and general manager, ProQuest Books.
"We're proud to work with a provider that offers this material in an
easily accessible format, and quickly responds to its users' needs with
new features and functionality."

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About ProQuest
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. Visit us to learn more:

About O'Reilly
For almost 40 years, O'Reilly 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

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