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As with most things, there are several different ways to do most tasks in Acquisitions. The workflows provided below are just a jumping off place to give some structure to how you think about Acquisitions and how the process works. They are usually not the only way to do something, but they are one way to do something.
Scenario: You have one or more subscriptions to a particular newspaper, let's call it the Ledger-Enquirer. As it's a rather small newspaper, you've just received a postcard that says your subscription is due to renew and how much your subscription cost is. You need to note and “pay” this in Acq so you can send it to your bookkeeper for payment.
Scenario: If you are using a vendor that does not offer MARC records, and your work-around solution is to add the titles to a vendor that does offer MARC downloads and then download the cart. Sometimes you will encounter that Vendor B does not have a title that you are ordering from Vendor A. (Example: You're ordering Insert Title Here from Amazon, and you try to add it into a cart in Baker & Taylor but B&T does not carry that book.)
Scenario: If you created brief records or you get the “link to catalog” link in a line item, you will need to link the line item to a catalog record. However, sometimes there may not be a record already in PINES that matches your item.
If there is no matching record in OCLC/Z39.50
If you have followed the steps above and there is no matching record in OCLC–