Wiley and Safari's PubFactory announce strategic partnership on eve of the 2014 Charleston Conference

November 03, 2014

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Safari today announced a strategic partnership that will deliver the next generation in digital reference platforms for students, faculty and librarians.

Wiley Reference Library will combine Safari's award-winning PubFactory platform with Wiley's prestigious online reference portfolio. Wiley Reference Library will enhance the visibility and usability of Wiley's acclaimed reference materials and will include entry portals for key subjects allowing users to search within a subject, within an individual reference work, or across Wiley's entire reference portfolio. http://www.wileyreferencelibrary.com will be available in the first half of 2015.

"Wiley's reference publishing program provides a gateway for students, faculty and librarians to a well-structured research experience, through peer-reviewed topic entries written by experts in the field," said Jon Walmsley, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Professional Practice and Learning, Wiley. "In selecting Safari's PubFactory platform for the development of Wiley Reference Library, we know that these world-class resources will be supported with a best-in-class user experience. Wiley's partnership with Safari ensures that our authoritative reference content will support users' research through robust subject searching and taxonomies, enhanced functionality, and improved discoverability."

Wiley and Safari have worked together since 2007, offering digital subscription access to numerous publications including Wiley's For Dummies® series through the Safari platform. PubFactory was acquired by Safari in 2012, and provides publishing platforms for worldwide leaders like Wiley in content-enabled solutions.

"The partnership with Wiley is a validation of our continuous development and vitality in the marketplace of the PubFactory platform," says Safari's Vice President of Operations, José Fossi. "We are delighted to add Wiley to our portfolio of top global publishing platforms and honored to support such a strong Safari partner in achieving their digital publishing goals."

Wiley will be holding a Product Development Panel to gather librarian feedback on the new platform at the 34th annual Charleston Conference Nov. 5-8, 2014, a meeting that discusses top industry issues with librarians, vendors, and publishers. Librarian feedback from this meeting will be used to ensure the development of Wiley Reference Library meets the complex needs of the market.
About Safari

Since 2001, Safari has provided membership-based access to exclusive digital content through its proprietary innovative platform, Safari Books OnlineTM. Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand, cross-platform learning library for technology, digital media, design, and business professionals. More than 200 imprints contribute over 35,000 books, audio books, videos and conference learning resources. The library includes research, problem solving, and certification training for industries including software development, business and design and information technology. Headquartered in Sebastopol, CA with offices in Boston, MA and Tempe, AZ. - Safari is a wholly owned subsidiary of O'Reilly Media helping members be remarkable and do remarkable things. Visit SafariBooksOnline.com today for more information.

Leveraging its award-winning publishing platform PubFactory, Safari's Client Services team work with leading publishers to deliver white label solutions and next-generation features to a wide variety of digital publishing initiatives. Visit pubfactory.com today to learn more.

For inquiries about Safari's Pubfactory contact wiley@safaribooksonline.com

About Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content.

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