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 If you believe that Acquisitions may be useful for your library system, here are some things you may want to consider. If you believe that Acquisitions may be useful for your library system, here are some things you may want to consider.
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 To download MARC order files from vendors to be uploaded into Evergreen, some vendors require that your account have a particular setting enabled. You may want to review the list of vendors who offer **[[acq:marcedi_availability|MARC downloads]]** to check if your vendors' offer this service and if there is an additional fee. Uploading MARC order files into Evergreen is not required, but it is highly recommended. To download MARC order files from vendors to be uploaded into Evergreen, some vendors require that your account have a particular setting enabled. You may want to review the list of vendors who offer **[[acq:marcedi_availability|MARC downloads]]** to check if your vendors' offer this service and if there is an additional fee. Uploading MARC order files into Evergreen is not required, but it is highly recommended.
  
-<note>This is not the same thing as receiving vendor cataloging. It is a different process.</note>+<note>This is not the same thing as using vendor cataloging. It is a different process.</note> 
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 +===== Time to Get Started ===== 
 +Getting started with Acquisitions has several portions. Generally: 
 +  * Initial discussion with PINES Acquisitions Specialist 
 +  * Training 
 +  * Discussion on how you want your setup to look like 
 +  * Library staff creating the setup pieces in Evergreen 
 +  * Turning on EDI and MARC downloads with vendors 
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 +This time frame can vary widely depending on the skills and time capabilities of library staff. It could be done in two weeks, or it could take two months. It also depends on your vendors and your current setup with them. Many times vendor accounts were set up many years ago, and underlying oddities aren't uncovered until the EDI setup process starts. Library staff also need to have access to information, like vendor account numbers and budget numbers. That may take time to gather. 
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 +The actual setup in Acquisitions generally takes no more than a day or two. But depending on your library's setup, it may take longer to gather information and coordinate with vendors.
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