December 12, 2005
O'Reilly Named to EContent 100 in Recognition of Online Information Services
Sebastopol, CA--O'Reilly Media, Inc. is one of 100 companies that
matter most in the digital content industry, according to EContent magazine.
O'Reilly was recognized for its track record of innovation, from
oreilly.com, the company's flagship web site, to the O'Reilly Network
family of tech information sites and blogs, to online information services
Safari and SafariU (partnerships with The Pearson Technology Group).
O'Reilly was honored in the Content Delivery category, which covers tools,
solutions, and technologies for delivering digital content. Publisher of
the legendary "animal books," O'Reilly is well known for producing
technology content, but the company has long been a pioneer in getting
that content online, as well. In the pre-Web days of the early '90s,
O'Reilly founded the Davenport Group, a consortium that developed the
Docbook DTD format for online documentation. In 1993, it launched the
Global Network Navigator, the first commercial web site and Web portal.
Safari and SafariU, O'Reilly's latest online content plays, use Web 2.0
principles to provide a powerful, customizable platform for finding and
using online information (see Tim O'Reilly's What is Web 2.0?).
"SafariU, our newest online service, is a prime example of how technology
innovation serves those who need good content--in this case teachers and
trainers," said CJ Rayhill, SafariU general manager. "SafariU gives users
the power to shape our content to their particular ends. They can 'remix'
book content and even add their own, and we can deliver their creation
online or in a custom book. We're delighted that EContent magazine has
recognized our efforts."
The database at the heart of Safari and SafariU contains the content from
more than 3000 books from partners O'Reilly and Pearson, plus additional
publishers, including Microsoft Press. Publishers interested in
participating in Safari and SafariU can contact Derek Chase at
707-827-7257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
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