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News Briefs for November 15, 2015

Software vendor BiblioCommons has partnered with Penguin Random House to expand its ebook offerings. The agreement will add more than 38,000 titles to the BiblioDigital ebook acquisitions platform.

The Boatwright Memorial Library, University of Richmond, acquired the personal collection of Wyatt Tee Walker, a theologian and civil rights leader who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. The archive includes papers, photographs, recorded sermons, and correspondence.

Columbia University Press announced Wael B. Hallaq as the winner of its first annual Columbia University Press Distinguished Book Award for The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity’s Moral Predicament.

Independent Publishers Group has partnered with 23 new publishers for distribution. The first deal began October 1.

The National Library of New Zealand has selected OCLC to host Te Puna Services, a collection of online tools and services created with New ­Zealand librarians.

Palgrave Macmillan and Springer have partnered to align their ebooks. Beginning with the 2016 collections, titles that would have been available on Palgrave Connect will be integrated into the Springer ebook collections.

The Texas Center for the Book was relocated to the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin.

The Texas Southern University ­Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, acquired court documents from a civil rights case involving U.S. Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall (1908–93).

The University of Tennessee’s John C. Hodges Library, Knoxville, began the digital conversation process of its physical archive material, dating back to 1841.

The Young Adult Library Services Association opened applications for the BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant. Submission deadline is December 1.

This article was published in Library Journal's November 15, 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.