Safari

Vendor: 
Content Producer: 
O'Reilly

Also known as O'Reilly for Higher Education. From the vendor:

The O’REILLY digital platform includes books, videos, proven learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials and audio books. Users also get access to exclusive O’Reilly content and as well as resources from more than 200 of the world’s best publishers. Topics range from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy. The content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, practice exercises, training videos, and much more.

The vendor introduced a new platform with new access/authentication methods, and a new acquisition model, in 2017, and discontinued the old product ("Classic Safari") in 2019.

The new Safari is available as a single subscription option (sub-collections are no longer available) with unlimited user access. The platform includes a range of personalization features, which means that users require individual accounts. Please see the "Platform" section below for details.

Platform: 

O’Reilly for Higher Education

Safari content is updated throughout the year (additions and withdrawals), although the vendor also follows a biannual withdrawal cycle at the end of June and the end of December. Generally speaking, MARC records and discovery tools are updated within a week or two of the biannual content changes. Title change lists are not available. Please see the MARC Records section below for more information.

Authentication Methods

IP authentication is not available. Three different authentication methods are available instead:

  • Individual username/password, the username being an institutional email address (what the vendor calls "patron validation")
  • SAML 2.0 SSO
  • EZproxy SSO (also known as shared secret, EBLSecret)

The different authentication methods result in some differences in user experiences (for both end users and admin users). As of May 2019, the information available from ProQuest (for example, on their O'Reilly for Higher Education LibGuide) primarily reflects the patron validation method.

Discovery

From the vendor: "Our new Safari/O'Reilly platform content is available in several different discovery systems. In OCLC, Summon, and EBSCO we are called: O’Reilly Safari Learning Platform: Academic Edition. In SFX, Alma and Primo Central our collection is named: O'Reilly for Higher Education."

Access Points (Info for Subscribers Migrating from Classic to New Safari)

Links to Classic Safari do not redirect to the new platform. All of your access points, including MARC records, will need to be updated/replaced.

Access Details: 
SSO, Unlimited Authorized Users, Unlimited Concurrent Access, Username/Password, Remote Access
Content Types: 
Audio, eBooks, Interactive, Streaming Media, Video

MARC Records

MARC Records: 
Yes

MARC records can be downloaded from the vendor's website:

Safari MARC records

Records are also available through the 360 MARC Updates service from Ex Libris (ProQuest) under the name "O’Reilly Safari Learning Platform: Academic Edition."

For assistance, please contact the vendor directly. Contact information can be found in the Vendors directory in ERMA.

Usage Stats

COUNTER: 
No
SUSHI: 
No

It is no longer possible to download stats. You may see usage elements in the Administration tab in O'Reilly's platform.

Traditional title-by-title usage stat reports have to be requested individually from ProQuest, who will then make arrangements with O'Reilly. Please contact OCLS if you require a report.