April 19, 2018

ProQuest Debuts Safari Select

By Michael Rogers

  • Online collection of more than 400 technical ebooks
  • Developed with Safari Books Online
  • Includes: For Dummies, David Pogue’s Missing Manuals, Visual QuickStart Guides, more

ProQuest is now marketing Safari Select, an exclusive online collection of more than 400 technical ebooks from many prestigious publishers. “It can be challenging for public libraries to maintain a print collection of the latest technical books in a wide enough range of topics to accommodate customer needs,” said Todd Fegan, ProQuest’s VP of publishing. “One ProQuest public library advisory board member referred to her IT collection as a ‘black hole’ because they can’t keep up with the changing technologies and the cost of constantly getting new print books. ProQuest listened and worked with Safari Books Online to develop a solution that specifically addresses this issue.”

Safari Select includes the bestselling authors, titles, and series that patrons know and ask for by name, including these leading series: For Dummies; David Pogue’s Missing Manuals; Visual QuickStart Guides; Microsoft Press Step by Step; Head First and Hacks from O’Reilly Media; Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography books; Classroom in a Book from Adobe Press; and QUE’s Absolute Beginner’s Guides

Safari Select will continuously evolve, adding about 100 titles annually that keep libraries up to date on the latest technology developments.