Acquiring electronic content is not unlike acquiring print content. The primary difference is a new electronic resource will be activated rather than received. Additionally, many electronic resources are licensed through an annual subscription which will have to be renewed for continued access.
The basic workflow for acquiring a new electronic resource is as follows:
Please note: If you are creating a POL for a resource that was migrated as an activated electronic collection or portfolio without an order record, the process to create a POL in Alma will be different. The steps to create a POL for an already-activated resource are outlined in the following SLS FAQ: How do I create a Purchase Order Line for an Electronic Resource that was Already Activated?
More detailed information about acquisitions functions, including using technical or minimal acquisitions, will be available in the Acquisitions guide (due to be published in April of 2020)