The Bee seems to consist of a request that faculty not exceed a particular limit of material stored on the common drive.
The proposed solution was to move older material to a CD/flash drive etc. The IT manager says in the message that we may discuss higher limits as is necessary.
The bonnet is currently being worn by our union.
Yes --our union. I'm not sure, but I highly doubt the contract specifies the right to unlimited digital storage -- but, somehow the bonnet wearer seems to think this is some kind of violation of our contractual rights OR our academic freedom.. or something.
True, I don't recall being told there was a limit -- but, they also aren't threatening to delete any files etc...
I should start keeping a log of these kinds of kerfluffles -- I suspect they arise at times in the semester when certain people have very little to do.