NP is engaged in projects in two ways. It begins by locating projects a new press might produce as the press begins to take shape. NP staff begin this process at the same time they locate and train ongoing and longer-term employees at the member institution. NP also engages projects in its own right. That is, it accumulates a temporary reservoir of projects that might be produced at a press it works to develop. These projects are not produced by NP but are recommended to its clients.