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Safari Books Online Enhances Functionality and Usability of On-Demand Digital Library

Safari® Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media, and business professionals, announced today the launch of Safari Books Online 6.0. This release features ground breaking advancements in the product offering, including exciting new functionality such as an interactive reading experience; dynamic content categorization; innovative community and collaboration features; and enhanced search functionality.

“With these new features, our users are now able to search for and categorize topics of interest more quickly, while expanding their knowledge base by networking with experts in their field and collaborating with colleagues,” said Jeff Patterson, CEO of Safari Books Online. “The enhancements in 6.0 result in a powerful, user-friendly library that delivers not only training material, but also the resources our customers need to more effectively learn from and use the information we provide.”

Safari Books Online 6.0 features include:

  • Search Optimization – Improved search functionality makes it easy to find all content in the digital library, including text, video and curriculum guides. A new interface also enables users to read the content while keeping the list of search results in view.
  • Advanced Search - Enhanced advanced search query capability enables the building of search rules through a simple dialogue box.
  • Collaboration - Shared folders, search results, and notes allow workgroup users to network with other users about topics of interest, recommend content, and discover additional titles favored by experts in the field. In addition, the “review this book” feature allows subscribers to comment on a book or write a complete review. All “review this book” entries are public and can be seen by all site visitors, with or without a subscription.
  • Expanded Ratings – This version offers both an Amazon rating and Safari Books Online user-generated ratings on books and videos in the digital library in order to ensure users are finding the best materials available from trustworthy sources.
  • Personalization – Users can now create personal folders and save search preferences to categorize material in the digital library, enabling them to find and store titles of interest more quickly. Users can create and attach notes to a book or a page, highlight text and attach notes to that text, and print notes and highlights in a custom summary.
  • Enhanced Readability – This feature gives users the ability to make inline notes in the text they are reading, dog ear or bookmark specific pages, and share these notes with other team members.
  • Mobility – Safari Books Online’s mobile-friendly website ensures that subscribers can read books wherever they are. And now PDFs downloaded from Safari Books Online are optimized for mobile devices, computers and other reading devices.

Thad McIlroy, Digital Publishing Analyst for The Future of Publishing, www.thefutureofpublishing.com, responds favorably to the new Safari Books Online, release 6.0. McIlroy says, “Safari Books Online 6.0 is the best e-reading experience I've yet encountered, and I think beats the competition hands-down. There's so much more to creating a valuable and immersive experience for the online reader than just imitating paper with pixels. Safari Books Online, from my perspective a long-time pioneer and leader, has just left the competition behind in the dust.”

Safari Books Online 6.0 is now available.

About Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com) is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, Web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and certification training. Safari Books Online offers a range of product mixes and pricing programs for organizations, government agencies and individuals. Subscribers have access to thousands of books, training videos and prepublication manuscripts in one fully searchable database from publishers like Prentice Hall Professional, O'Reilly Media, Addison Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, IBM Press, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Sun Microsystems Press, FT Press, Wharton School Publishing, Apress, Manning, New Riders, Apple Certified, Course Technology, Splash Media and dozens more. For more information about Safari Books Online, please visit us online.

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