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Survey: Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1985
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$100,001 - $250,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Performance Space
Printed Periodical / Publication
Presenting Organization
Artist Group / Collective
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. fosters a unique approach to music, literature, art and meditation, and promotes innovation among artists and audience in creating, performing, recording and educating with a global perspective.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
http://www.deeplistening.org/site/about
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
1985 • Establishment of the Pauline Oliveros Foundation (became Deep Listening Institute in 2005) 1988 • Establishment of Deep Listening Band. 1994 • First live interactive multi media TV performance on Njinga themes broadcast live from IEAR Studio in Troy, NY. Local artists interacting with distance participation by artists from other locations via Picture-Tel, live phone-in and Internet. 1996 • Ione’s First Dream Festival • Deep Listening Space building purchased August 13, 1996 2006 • DLI receives $65,000 from the New York State Music Fund to create ensembles among fifty musicians in an virtual online residency culminating in a physical residency and three concerts in Upstate New York in Troy, Hudson and Kingston in June 2007.
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://www.deeplistening.org/site/history
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
General History (includes specific events and pieces): http://www.deeplistening.org/site/history Catalog of Published Works: http://www.deeplistening.org/site/catalog/main
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://www.deeplistening.org/site/history
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Pauline Oliveros pauline@deeplistening.org
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Carole Ione iodreams@deeplistening.org
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Yes
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
Yes
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
Organization Still Active
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
Non-Profit [IRS certified]
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
Non-Profit [IRS certified]
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
Yes
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
Fiscal endangerment of organization
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
Are there other threats to your organization? Please describe below.
Part 7.
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
1. Very Important
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
Yes
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
No
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Fiscal Need
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
Yes
8a. Location: 
Mills College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Yes
Where are these locations?: 
Individuals’ homes and offices
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
Yes
survey_field_49: 
EAR Magazine
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Yes
Part 10b.
10b. Are there conditions of access for scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Yes
Part 10c.
10c. How are arrangements made for access to archive?: 
Contact Institute via email, phone, etc.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Correspondence
Board Minutes
Exhibition or Production Files
Financial Records
Legal Documents
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Audiotapes [Any Format]
Oral History, Recordings and / or Transcripts
Other Audio Recordings (i.e. records, etc.)
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Other Digital Materials
Films
Slides
Photographs
Videotapes
Unique Art Objects
Other Artwork. Please describe below.
Other:: 
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Artists' Publications
Brochures
Broadsides / Small Press
Commercially Published Materials
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Publication or Merchandise Catalogues
Other Printed Publications - Please describe below.
Other:: 
Newsletters
11e. Other: 
Costumes
Layouts / Sketches / Instructions for Installations
Layouts / Sketches / Instructions for Performances
Props for Performances
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Banker Boxes
Other Boxes
File Cabinets
Flat Files
Three-Ring Binders
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Some
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
200 +
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
----
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
----
14d. Estimated the total Linear Feet. ["Linear Feet" is standard measure of the quantity of archival materials on the basis of shelf space occupied or the length of drawers in vertical files or the thickness of horizontally filed materials. For example, a: 
81 - 90
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
Yes
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
Yes
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Database
Part 16 / Electronic Files & Archival Management
16f. Does the organization have a back-up program, or back-up schedule, for its electronic records and perform monitoring of its removable media (i.e. floppies, ZIP disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, portable hard drives, etc.)?: 
Yes
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
General Staff
Interns
Part 16 / Database
Other: 
Microsoft Excel
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Manual System (Card File, File Folders)
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
None or Limited
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
Some heating / air conditioning / humidity controls on demand or sporadically
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
evaluate condition
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
funding
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
comprehensive catalog of all archive materials
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
funding
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
inclusion of Pauline Oliveros’ personal archive
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$40,001 - $45,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$90,001 - $100,000
Part 24.
24. What archival issues could / should visual arts organizations address collectively in the next three to five years? Ranked from 1 (highest priority) to 5 (lowest priority).24a. Shared standards / protocols for digitization: 
Promote professional standards / protocols for digitization
Part 25.
25a. Is the organization a member of, or in contact with, any organizations concerned with archival issues?: 
No
Part 26.
26. Additional information, comments, observations, and questions.: 
Will there be follow-up or support based on this survey? Filling out this survey was helpful as it helped us gain a perspective on our archival situation.
Finish
survey_field_150: 
Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.
Who executed this survey.: 
Lawton Hall, intern
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes