About Safari Books

Safari Books Ltd. was registered in 1991 to serve the libraries with books and journals, in addition to offering publishing services, consultancy and special publishing. The first major breakthrough was the World Bank Book and Journals contract which we handled together with Blackwell of Oxford supplying the 23 Federal Universities over a period of 2 years. Today we are one of the major library suppliers representing Swets Information Services Lisse The Netherlands, who are the largest academic journal suppliers in the world.

We are representing Mallory International, supplying books which are published overseas. Our special publishing programme is expanding. It started with "For their Tomorrow We gave our Today", followed by our most recent publications "Nigerian Core Values", Judicial Path, Corporate Governance in Modern Nigeria, Migration, Traditional Rulers in Nigeria, Slave Trade in Nigeria, War against Counterfeit Medicine, Professor Dora Akunyili. We continue to build on our past reputation. The company's Chairman is Chief Joop Berkhout OON who has almost five decades experience of which over four are in Nigeria. His son George Berkhout joined the company six (6) years ago to assure continuity in the years ahead.

Safari Books Ltd. is well known for the quality of their work employing a crop of well experienced and excellent editors in humanities and science. We offer high quality design and printing. A new area of development is the printing services we are offering with our partners in Dubai UAE. Printing books, weekly magazines and colour magazines. The Board of Directors are Chief Joop Berkhout OON - Chairman, George Berkhout - Executive Director, Professor Ayo Banjo – Vice-Chairman - Non-Executive Directors and Adesina Olufemi Adegunle (FCTI),Ernest Berkhout, Hadiza Isma El-Rufai MNIA.

What we offer: We offer book wholesale, library supply, supply of ejournals, eBooks; printing, editing and publishing services. We provide consolidating services and procurement. We also deal with the supply of scientific equipment. We provide personal service to all our clients and our slogan is always “No order is too small or too large for us. Our staff know their job and we have decades of experience.

We Represent:

Mallory was established in 1984 as a textbook supplier and consolidator, mostly into Africa. It brought educational and teaching skills to the business of book supply, and these skills remain one of the company’s greatest strengths.

But added to them now is a range of other capabilities - in complex documentation, in matching the service exactly to customer requirements, in the processing and sorting of large shipments. We are particularly effective at handling supply to tight time scales, at quality control, and at sorting by destination or into packs.

Mallory is focused less on regular small scale supply than on special projects requiring particular skills and personal attention - the establishment of a new resource centre, say, or the fulfillment of a special one-off requirement, or an urgent delivery.

We have local representation in many countries, and we pay particular attention to the details of supply and to reliability of local delivery. When you place business with us, as a partner or as a customer, you can rely on our detailed and precise attention. A senior member of staff has hands-on involvement in every major supply.

Mallory International also provides publishers with a catalogue delivery service into African markets.

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world’s knowledge – from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest’s massive information pool, built through partnerships with content creators, is navigated through technological innovations that enable users to quickly find just the right information. The company is currently rolling out the all-new ProQuest® platform, which moves beyond navigation to empower researchers to use, create, and share content—accelerating research productivity.

An energetic and fast-growing organization, in 2009 it launched the pioneering Summon™ web-scale discovery service, a boon to academic libraries worldwide. In 2010 ProQuest expanded into corporate and government markets, launching the ProQuest Dialog™ service and acquiring Congressional Information Services and University Publications of America. In early 2011 it acquired ebrary, expanding ProQuest’s content base to include e-books and adding to the technology expertise resident across the enterprise, which also includes such units as Serials Solutions®, RefWorks-COS™, and Bowker®.

For more information, visit or the ProQuest parent company Cambridge Information Group.

Braun Publishing AG specializes in books on architecture, design and urban development. The publishing program includes an extensive range of scientific titles and popular works, as well as high-quality illustrated books and architecture guides. Annually, we publish 30-40 titles as original editions. We place particular emphasis on the attractive conceptual design of the books’ content, while clear design concepts and high production quality of our publications are equally important to us. The sharp image of our publishing house is based to a considerable degree on the development of various successful series of books. The titles published by Braun Publishing AG are distributed internationally and the content is accordingly conceived with an international focus. But have a look for yourself at our program, which we are glad to present to you here.

Swets is the world's leading information services company. We build on more than 100 years of experience to maximize the return on investments in time and money for clients and publishers in today's complex information marketplace. With clients in over 160 countries and more than twenty offices around the world, Swets is a true “long tail” powerhouse that provides the most comprehensive and sophisticated e-commerce platform currently available in its field.

Swets has been included in E-Content Magazine's “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry” for the past six years, and is consistently featured in FEM Business' annual “Top 500 Companies in The Netherlands” list. We are the only subscription services company that is ISO 9001:2000 certified on a global basis for 10 years running--a testament to our stringent operation and client service procedures.


Subscription Management, eProducts, eBooks, Document Delivery

About ebrary

ebrary helps customers acquire e-books strategically through a three step approach involving transitioning, diversifying and streamlining™. The company believes that by challenging the e-book status quo, organizations can effectively serve the diverse and growing needs of end-users within budget.

ebrary currently has more than 4,500 library customers around the world serving more than 19.2 million end-users. More than 500 of the world’s most authoritative publishers distribute e-books on the ebrary platform.

Founded in 1999, long before e-books were popular, ebrary is a ProQuest business located in Palo Alto, CA, USA.

“ebrary and our parent company ProQuest share a common goal to make important information more accessible to libraries and end-users throughout the world.”

Springer Science+Business Media or Springer is a global publishing company that publishes books, e-books and peer-reviewed journals in science, technical and medical (STM) publishing. Springer also hosts a number of scientific databases, including SpringerLink, Springer Protocols, and SpringerImages. Book publications include major reference works, textbooks, monographs and book series; more than 168,000 titles are available as e-books in 24 subject collections. Springer has major offices in Berlin, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, and New York City.

Springer provides its electronic book and journal content on its SpringerLink site, which launched in 1996.

SpringerProtocols is home to a collection of protocols, recipes which provide step-by-step instructions for conducting experiments in research labs.

SpringerImages was launched in 2008 and offers a collection of currently 1.8 million images spanning science, technology, and medicine.

SpringerMaterials was launched in 2009 and is a platform for accessing the Landolt-Börnstein database of research and information on materials and their properties.

AuthorMapper is a free online tool for visualizing scientific research that enables document discovery based on author locations and geographic maps. The tool helps users explore patterns in scientific research, identify literature trends, discover collaborative relationships, and locate experts in several scientific/medical fields.

About UPP

Established in 2006, UPP (United Printing & Publishing) has become one of the largest companies in the UAE, with printing operations situated in Abu Dhabi.

Our mission:

• bringing together and managing a wide range of experts

• forming highly effective operational teams

• delivering high standard products

• constantly pursuing excellence

The company policy is focused on investing in cutting-edge technology and equipment. Through modern communication techniques, UPP guarantees smooth information transfer and fast response to all its clients - anywhere in the world.

UPP is already well known in the regional market for its traditional products, including books, magazines, catalogues, directories, as well as for fast turnaround financial printing and its capacity of covering all aspects of commercial printing.

UPP is also renowned for its ability to combine products and services into innovative and integrated solutions, which have already fuelled the company's success and have led to increasing penetration of international markets.

Our statement:

"Adherence to global standards and technical innovation, highly-skilled and dedicated people, teamwork and full commitment, are the key for meeting and exceeding our clients expectations".

Our History:

(United Printing and Publishing (UPP) is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001 Certified Company, has become one of the largest companies in UAE with the printing operation situated in Abu Dhabi.

UPP was started in the year 2006 previously called the Emirates Media Inc., established in the early 70's as part of prestigious ADMC (Abu Dhabi Media Company) headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE and has become one of the largest commercial as well as newspaper print companies in the UAE.

We are also into fine paper distribution from Germany. The brand name for the same is Gmund & Lake paper, distributing it throughout U.A.E.


“We at UPP are committed to exceed customer expectations by ensuring Quality Printing Services, on time, every time. We will take proactive measures to safeguard the environment, life and property by continual review and periodic monitoring of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) System. We will comply with all legal and other requirements as applicable to our business and continually strive to upgrade our technology and skills to enhance process performance. We aim to be leaders in printing industry and will achieve our goals by involving our co-workers, contractors and customers in our movement for excellence.”

Board of Director’s

Chief Joop Berkhout OON

Executive Chairman/CEO

Born in Amsterdam on the 31st of March 1930, he was the founding Managing Director of Evans Brothers in 1967.In 1978 he established Spectrum Books Ltd. Married with 4 sons and a daughter and eight grandchildren, presently living with his adopted son George Berkhout. He retired as Chairman Spectrum Books in September 2008 and now running Safari Books Ltd. which was established in 1991. Chief Joop Berkhout has many publications to his credit and also promoted the Nigerian educational sectors and for his contribution he was awarded a national honour “Officer of the Order of the Niger” O.O.N. He trained several publishers who are doing well in publishing industry. Chief Joop Berkhout is regarded as the doyen in the publishing world and gave publishing entirely new direction in Nigeria.

George Berkhout

Director, Marketing & Business Development

George Berkhout is the Executive Director of Safari Books Ltd. and Vice - President of Junior Chambers International JCI. He studied Public Administration and has a certificate in Advance writing and Reporting Skills A.W.A.R.E.S. Pan African University; He has attended a number of senior management and professional courses. Currently doing a MBA management Course in University of Liverpool. Young, dynamic, versatile, he is the new digital generation and face and future of Nigeria and beyond.

Professor Emeritus Ayo Banjo, CON FNAL NNOM


Non-Executive Director

Professor Emeritus Ayo Banjo, CON FNAL NNOM, highly respected academic, best known for his teaching, research and writing on the English Language. A two term Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan. Professor Ayo Banjo is a great asset to our company for at all times his wise counsel and sound advice.

Mr. Adesina Olufemi Adegunle (FCTI)

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Adesina Olufemi Adegunle (FCTI) is a Chartered Tax Practitioner and Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in Financial and General Management. 1986 graduate of Accountancy from The Polytechnic Ibadan, and obtained a Master’s degree In Personnel Psychology from the University of Ibadan in 1996. He worked as General Manager at Paragon Investments Limited and as Accountant at Spectrum Books Limited. He retired as Finance Officer in October 2006 from the United Nations Children Fund Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and also a Fellow of the Institute of Management of Nigeria. He is the Vice-Chairman General Data Engineering Services PLC, Executive Director of Princeton Health Ltd (HMO), Chairman-Deguards Security Services, Managing Partner of Errands Associates, Chairman of Errands Integrated Services Ltd, Chairman-Driversplus Nigeria Ltd, Founder-Nextgeneration Foundation, Director of Sandlake Pharmacy Inc.USA and Director of Reality Investment Inc. USA.

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