NP is engaged in project acquisition in two ways. It begins by locating projects a new press might contract and produce as it begins to form and 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 project acquisition 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 highly recommended to its clients.