The Acquisitions Module allows your library to track funds and purchases through the Evergreen Integrated Library System.
Through Acquisitions, staff are able to:
Evergreen tracks items through the entire acquisitions process. When a purchase order is activated, the bibliographic records and holdings are loaded into the catalog and the funds for the purchase order are encumbered in the system. When an invoice is created and filled in, the funds are spent.
If your library simply wants to add on-order copies to the catalog so that patrons can view and place holds on titles that have not yet arrived, acquisitions may be more than you need. Adding those on-order records via cataloging is a simpler option that works well in this case.
This diagram illustrates the general workflow of the Acquisitions module.
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