On behalf of SPS S/B, we would like to welcome our Esteemed Colleagues from PIJA to our noble endeavor.
Just a note of reminder, please: if you haven’t read the introductory memo that I’ve included in your welcome pack, please do.
Just a quick reminder, ladies and gentlemen: this is a scholarly database, and our primary goal here is to get through the huge backlog of stuff that our organizations have mutually acquired from multiple sources.
Obviously we’d appreciate it if you could assist us with the cataloging, but please note: our first task is to get those resources digitized and online, so that we can prevent whatever the events of the past six months from happening again (translation: you know as well as I do that means Trying Very Hard Not To Be Biased ;D). That means: MINIMAL ANALYSIS FOR NOW.
Since the primary goal of this database is to host transcripts, please ensure that you use it for the stated purpose. Memos and other bits of drama should be kept, as much as possible, off the repository. (translation: inter-organization drama is okay, once in a while, but you’re supposed to record stuff, not squabble over allotments. Memos and drama should primarily reside in the comments; the occasional memo-post is okay, but seriously, more awesome stuff, less bureaucratic comedy).
Now I understand that PIJA doesn’t have an online repository; you’re welcome to place records into our database while you set up your own at some point. Obviously the data you enter will still belong to you, and we will comply once you have cleared your approval from the Indian government.
Which might not happen in the next 300 years, but hey, accountability, right?
What? I don’t know what you’re talking about.
In any case. Welcome! NOW GET TO WORK.