Safari Online Access Added as New Member Benefit
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 19 November, 2008 – IEEE Computer Society members will have free access to titles from SafariOnline Books under a two-year agreement with O’Reilly Media.
Beginning in December, the new member benefit will let professional and student Computer Society members receive unlimited access to 600 online works in 2009 and 2010. The agreement gives members search capability across all 600 works, in addition to a bookshelf that allows 10 readings per month. In addition, members can receive a 20 percent discount off list price to Safari’s Premium Service for corporate customers.
“We are pleased to offer a selection of online books from Safari’s Tech and Business Library to all Computer Society members,” said Rangachar Kasturi, 2008 Computer Society president. “The available titles were chosen by a team of Computer Society members, with the goal to select books that correspond to the informational needs and interests of our community.”
Safari Books Online is a joint enterprise between two of the most prominent technology publishers, O’Reilly Media and the Pearson Technology Group. In joining forces, the idea was to compile the premier information technology books from leading authors and publishers into an online database that computing and IT professionals could quickly and easily search for reliable answers to critical questions. Safari Books Online offers a scope of technical content that no other electronic reference resource comes close to matching and has become the “trusted search” for technology information.
The access to Safari Online is just one of many benefits that Computer Society members enjoy.
For more information, visit http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/membership/safari or try out the Safari demo at http://my.safaribooksonline.com/flashdemo.
About the Computer Society
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.
The Computer Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. The CS Digital Library (CSDL) is an excellent research tool, containing more than 250,000 articles from 1,600 conference proceedings and 26 CS periodicals going back to 1988.