SOURCE: Safari Books Online

August 09, 2007 13:02 ET

Safari® Books Online Awarded FEDLINK Ordering Agreement

Federal Libraries and Information Centers Worldwide Now Have Easy Access to Safari

SEBASTOPOL, CA--(Marketwire - August 9, 2007) - Safari® Books Online (Safari) (www.safaribooksonline.com), 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 Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) with the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK). Through FEDLINK, Safari resources can now be purchased by any member library, information center, or other organization within the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the United States federal government, including activities within all branches of the U.S. armed forces.

The mission of the Federal Library and Information Center (FLICC) is to foster excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation and to provide guidance and direction for FEDLINK.

"With Safari, federal customers can have immediate access to authoritative technology and business content from anywhere and at anytime," said Debra Woods, vice president of marketing at Safari Books Online. "It is truly a ground-breaking online learning platform for quick answers to tough technical questions, research and problem-solving, in-depth training for career growth and certifications."

Safari's e-reference 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, lynda.com, Adobe Press, Addison Wesley, Microsoft Press, IBM Press, Peachpit Press, Cisco Press and SAS Publishing, to name a few.

Safari's "anytime, anywhere" platform is aligned with the needs of FEDLINK members' global information infrastructures. FEDLINK serves federal libraries and information centers ranging from the very large (such as the Library of Congress) to very small, one-person facilities.

About Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), 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, lynda.com 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 FEDLINK

The Federal Library and Information Network serves federal libraries and information centers as their purchasing, training and resource-sharing consortium. As the business subsidiary of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) at the Library of Congress, FEDLINK supports FLICC's mission to foster excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation. FLICC has been offering service and guidance to federal library and information centers since 1965, and remains the leader in the federal information service community. For more information on federal libraries and information centers, visit the FLICC/FEDLINK website at http://www.loc.gov/flicc.

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