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My department set up all us developers with a subscription to Safari Online.

This allows us to search and access books. The interface is novel because the user is given 10 Bookshelf tokens per month. I can choose 10 books and put in My Bookshelf (shown). Then I can read these books through the online reader. I also have 5 download tokens. Each download token allows me to download a PDF of one chapter of a book per month.

This is all from the education budget, instead of classes (LOL), for professional research, and "personal growth". Which is interesting, because my choices for "personal growth" may not be what I am currently working on now.

Oh, and the administrator (in this case, my department manager) can also see what I access, view, and keep in my bookshelf. ;)

I like technical development books, but adjusting to this new presentation mechanism is a challenge. I prefer to have a hard copy if my research is even remotely in-depth. Of course I can buy the book (just 35% off for Safari members!). Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2007 10:23 AM | Back to top



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Have you tried www.books24x7.com ? I am using it for quite sometime now. There isn't any restriction on the number of books your read in a month there :)

But lemme admit i have never looked at safari online bookstore b4.
Left by Vadivel on Jan 27, 2007 9:18 PM

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