ILS Training & Documentation: Alma - Acquisitions

This guide will serve as a central portal of essential and supplemental documents, videos, and links to prepare Vanderbilt University Library Staff for the upcoming ILS implementation.

Key Functions and Tasks for Acquisitions:

Create orders. Search for orders and view details. Receive orders.
Activate e-resources. Add local e-resources. Manage the acquisition of e-resources (licensing, trials, etc.)
Create an invoice manually. Create batch invoices. Claims processing.

Acquisitions - Purchasing physical and electronic materials, as well as managing invoices, vendors, and licenses.


  • Sara Manus, Music Library
  • Erin Loree, Electronic Resources
  • Mary Ellen Wilson, Acquisitions 
  • Chris Waldrop, Acquisitions/Electronic Resources 
  • Christy Ryan, Law Library 
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