create brief record
In Resource Management, there are options for creating a physical item using a template that list the MARC fields as their type, not like the field numbers in Metadata Editor. Such as, Title is listed with a field to enter this information, and Author and so on for the Resource Information. As a cataloger, I know the MARC field numbers and can easily catalog in Metadata Editor, but this is not the case for the acquisition coworkers I collaborate with to order new materials.
In the Add Physical Item function, you can create a brief record with only the title, but it also creates an item, so if you try to order a new item from this brief record in Add Physical Item, you create a duplicate item record.
It would be great if ExLibris added an option under Resource Management to Create a Brief Record (for the sake of ordering) WITHOUT creating an item record, that had the MARC fields parsed (like in Add Physical Item). This way, acquisitions personnel can easily create a brief record (ONLY a bib record) for ordering, and then click 'Order', instead of trying to create a brief record in Metadata Editor where you need to know the MARC field numbers for each field.
Please add this function! It will make workflow easier. It would also be great if you added a step to assign the brief record to a cataloger, so acquisitions can assign it to a cataloger without trying to open the brief record in Metadata Editor in order to assign it. Thank you!