Hi Dan - Welcome to the community!
Here in Forsyth County, NC we are in a similar situation. The Acquisitions module was more than we needed because we track budgetary spending in a very different way. We import records from B&T in batch with a 961 tag and I find the process very easy and reliable. Like Kathy mentioned, Evergreen can create dummy barcodes for you so you wouldn't necessarily need them from B&T. Good luck with your migration! Best, Jonathan Furr Technical Services Forsyth County Public Library 336.703.3045 "'Thou shalt not' might reach the head, but it takes 'Once upon a time' to reach the heart." On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 12:01 PM, Daniel Solove <dsol...@bapl.org> wrote: > > Hello, > > > > We're migrating to Evergreen this coming October. The following is from > the Evergreen 2.11 manual: > > > > "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 for this use case." > > > This is what we currently do with our Baker & Taylor 360 MARC profile to > import order records into our current ILS using a 949 tag and specific > rules in the subfields. Our current system allows an item to be created > without a barcode. I have been told that our 949 tag would need a > sequential dummy barcode for Evergreen. B&T can provide me sequential > barcodes if I order them from their cataloging services at a cost, which is > OK is that’s what is needed. > > > > We prefer not to use the acquisitions module as it is indeed more than we > need for our situation. We keep track of the materials budget separately > and have no need to receive each ordered item as they arrive. We also > don't use B&T grids or EDI services for they are also more than we need. > > > > Any help or advice is appreciated. > > > > Dan > > -- > > *Daniel Solove > Head of Acquisitions, Library Systems, & Technology > Bethlehem Area Public Library* > 11 W. Church St. > Bethlehem, PA 18018610-867-3761, x216 <(610)%20867-3761> > Fax – 610-867-2767 <(610)%20867-2767> > >