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April 24, 2008 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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ProQuest Rolls Out Safari Select to Public Libraries

Patrons who have rallied around the reference desk at public libraries in search of information on popular technology can now find answers to their questions in the library or from home.

ProQuest ( worked with Safari Books Online to develop Safari Select, an online collection of 400-plus technical ebooks now available to all public libraries. With Safari Select, distributed exclusively by ProQuest, public library patrons can search for and find answers online to hot-topic technology questions in computing, desktop applications, digital photography, home entertainment, the internet, Windows, Macs, and PCs. The e-collection offers the best-selling titles from the world’s top IT publishers including O’Reilly Media, John Wiley & Sons, Microsoft Press, and imprints from Pearson Technology Group (i.e., Peachpit Press, Addison-Wesley, Prentice Hall, Sams Publishing, and QUE). Together, these publishers generate more than 80% of all computer book sales in the U.S.

The e-collection includes the following best-selling 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
  • QUE’s Absolute Beginner’s Guides

Safari Select will add about 100 titles to its collection each year to meet the increasing quest for new technological information.

Source: ProQuest

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