Dept. of Defense renews contract with Safari Books Online to provide professional learning ebooks to its active, retired military personnel and their families; service provides resources on topics including technical, creative, web development, business

SEBASTOPOL, California , July 9, 2012 (press release) – Safari® Books Online (, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced that the US Department of Defense (DOD) has once again chosen to renew its license to Safari Books Online's digital learning library. The contract renewal, which increases seat access by more than 30%, allows active and retired military personnel and families, including DOD personnel, access to resources including professional learning on a wide array of skills. Learning resources available cover many topics including technical (IT development, IT security and more), creative (desktop publishing, web development, digital photography and more), business (supervising, hiring and recruitment and finance), and personal and professional development (like personal finance, saving for college, managing stress, parenting and home buying).

“We are thrilled by the continued confidence the US Department of Defense demonstrates in renewing its contract with Safari Books Online”

Under the new agreement with the DOD, made possible through the branch library network and funded by MWR, active and retired personnel of any military branch plus their families along with certain DOD employees and contractors can apply for complimentary access to Safari Books Online’s extensive online library – consisting of more than 20,000 books and videos. Users can gain access by registering in the library section at the Knowledge Portal (Navy Knowledge Online, Army Knowledge Online, Air Force Online) of each military branch or by registering at Military One Source.

Safari Books Online offers a broad range of technology and business learning resources including IT certification and test prep, personal finance, small business management, website creation, digital photography, financial planning for retirement or education, and a wide variety of basic and advanced computer skill books and videos. It also offers job and technical training titles and videos from the most basic desktop skills to the most advanced programming, development, cyber-security strategy, and all major technology topics.

“We are thrilled by the continued confidence the US Department of Defense demonstrates in renewing its contract with Safari Books Online,” said Denise Nason Kiley, Government Sales Director, Safari Books Online. “It’s very gratifying to see our military personnel and their families initiate and continue their learning at their own pace by using Safari Books Online. Safari Books Online is a significant benefit to the men and women who serve and have served this country selflessly. The library professionals responsible for this contract are to be commended for their foresight.”

Military personnel can visit the Knowledge Portal of their specific military branch or Military One Source to register for access to Safari Books Online.

About Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online ( and is an on-demand digital library that delivers a wide range of vetted learning resources in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology, digital media 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 O’Reilly Media, Prentice Hall Professional, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, Focal Press, Cisco Press, John Wiley & Sons, Syngress, Morgan Kaufmann, IBM Redbooks, Packt, Adobe Press, FT Press, Apress, Manning, New Riders, McGraw-Hill, Jones & Bartlett, Course Technology and dozens more. For more information about Safari Books Online, please visit us at and

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