Sometimes it seems there are just too many acronyms and too many different sets of rules. At university we covered AACR2 , well, the concise version at least, and MARC was at least mentioned (briefly – for about an hour!) None of the others featured at all, although as this was 2006 I will excuse them not mentioning RDA I suppose.
My collections at work include such a wide range of material, from standard new books, to rare books, archival material and then objects. Like this, which was donated today:
Well I can give it a barcode. And measure it. After that it gets challenging… Whose rules do I use for this one? I mostly go with an adaptation of AACR2 as the ones I know best, but perhaps switching to another set of rules would actually make my life easier?
Of course, none of them can help with where on earth I am going to store it!