SOURCE: Safari Books Online

October 01, 2007 13:27 ET

Safari® Books Online Awarded GSA Contract

Government Users Get Enhanced Purchase, Procurement for Safari's "Anytime, Anywhere" Resource Library & Learning Platform

SEBASTOPOL, CA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2007) - Safari® Books Online (Safari) (, the leading on-demand electronic reference and learning platform and a joint venture of O'Reilly Media Inc. and Pearson Technology Group, today announced its award of a General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule contract, number GS-02F-0162T.

The five-year GSA Schedule contract was awarded on Sept. 20, 2007, less than three months from the date Safari's proposal was submitted. This fast-track GSA Schedule award makes Safari's resources easily available in unprecedented scope to federal government agencies and qualifying organizations.

"Our GSA Schedule award will help us to meet the soaring demand for authoritative technology and business content, accessible anywhere and anytime," said Debra Woods, vice president of marketing at Safari Books Online. "Safari's on-demand reference and learning platform is perfectly aligned with the needs of today's federal workers across the country and around the world who require quick answers for mission-critical research and technical problem solving as well as in-depth training for career growth and certifications."

Safari's new GSA Schedule provides a streamlined procurement process for government clients to subscribe to Safari's e-reference libraries. The libraries are rich in exclusive content and offer a comprehensive range of digital book and video content from leading publishers including O'Reilly Media, Wharton School Publishing,, Adobe Press, Addison Wesley, Microsoft Press, IBM Press, Peachpit Press, Cisco Press and SAS Publishing, to name a few.

Interested government agencies and employees will find pricing and purchasing information for Safari products online at the GSA Advantage! website,, GSA Schedule number GS-02F-0162T.

About Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online (, founded in 2001 as a joint venture of pre-eminent technology publishers O'Reilly Media Inc. and Pearson Technology Group, is the leading on-demand reference and learning platform delivering expert content from the world's thought leaders in business and technology innovation. Safari offers the combined collections of O'Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley, Peachpit Press, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Sun Microsystems Press, Wharton School Publishing, Microsoft Press, and many more top publishers in one fully searchable database. Safari as an essential, always-on business tool is fast changing the way corporate, academic and training organizations access information and enables increasingly mobile workforces to get technical and business reference resources anytime and from anywhere. Safari offers a range of B2B product mixes and pricing programs for every sized organization and a B2C product option for individual users.

About General Services Administration

Founded in 1949, General Services Administration (GSA) serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government. GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government's total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles. GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic properties, and as manager of, the official portal to federal government information and services. GSA's mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and eGov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions. More information is available at

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