Apple claims they have 20% of the eBook market; Founders Online project goes public; SAGE Journals Platform now offers RSM journals; ResearchGate gets funding for open science initiatives; Bishop Grosseteste University goes live with OCLC’s WorldShare; AGU and Wiley partner on OA journal; Bing to Power Siri’s Web Search; and NoveList and TLC Expand Relationship.

 Apple: We have 20 percent of the U.S. ebook market

PaidContent reports that “Apple now holds about 20 percent of the U.S. ebook market, director Keith Moerer testified in court on Tuesday. Moerer also said that the iBookstore’s sales grew by 100 percent in 2012.  Most estimates had placed Apple’s U.S. ebook market share at around 10 percent, with Amazon’s Kindle at 50 to 60 percent and Barnes & Noble’s Nook at 25 percent…

Today marks the “public launch of the new Founders Online website. This free online tool brings together the papers of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison in a single website that gives a first-hand account of the growth of democracy and the birth of the Republic…

Information Today reports that “the SAGE Journals platform now includes offerings from The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM). In November 2012, SAGE Publications announced an agreement with RSM for the transfer of its 28 journals to SAGE, including its 200-year-old flagship publication, the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. SAGE now handles customer service for all of the titles in RSM’s publishing program…”

Information Today also reports that “scientist social network ResearchGate raised more than $35 million from Bill Gates, Tenaya Capital, Inc., Dragoneer Investment Group, Thrive Capital, and previous investors Benchmark and Founders Fund to continue its contribution to the open science movement. Plans include building an API, adding new revenue streams, and improving the site’s job board…”

 Bishop Grosseteste University is first UK institution to go live with OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services

Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln is the first institution in the UK to go live with OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services (WMS) having successfully implemented the services on Monday…

“The American Geophysical Union (AGU) and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today their partnership to publish the new open access peer-reviewed journal, Earth’s Future, which will begin accepting submissions on 17 June. Earth’s Future will emphasize the Earth as an interactive, evolving system under the influence of the human enterprise and will reflect the risks and opportunities associated with environmental changes and challenges…”

ProQuest Dialog® Reinvents Iconic Corporate Information Service

According to this press release “the completely rebuilt Dialog® information service is making its official debut at the Special Libraries Association Conference underway in San Diego. Now called ProQuest Dialog™, the service reinvents a classic resource making its rich, unique content – about a billion documents – accessible for the first time to searchers of all skill levels. Three intuitive search modes in the same interface enable content… to be quickly pinpointed and delivered in ready-to-use form…”

Quoting the Bing Blog, ResourceShelf reports that “starting this fall with iOS 7, Bing will power Siri’s new integrated web search.”  The blog claims that “when users ask Siri a question either the specific answer or web search links will now be delivered automatically so users can find information even faster…

Library Technology Guides report that “NoveList, a division of EBSCO Information Services announced a new seamless ILS integration with NoveList Select, its catalog enrichment resource. NoveList Select content is now displayed alongside library data in The Library Corporation’s LS2 PAC. This latest announcement exhibits NoveList’s commitment to work with major vendors and systems so catalog users will find information where they need it, when they need it…”