AS-AP

Survey: Public Illumination

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1979
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
exhibition space 1981-1983
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Printed Periodical / Publication
Other
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
The place: New York. The year: 1979. The magazine: PIM (Public Illumination Magazine), the world’s smallest magazine of its kind (7x11 cm.) is born. Originally non-weekly, later non-monthly, then non-biannual, now non-occasional, PIM offers its readers tasty tidbits in words and pictures on a given topic each issue. Contributions are welcome from regular and irregular strictly pseudonymous contributors on next issue’s theme. 49 issues & over 20 years later, PIM is proud to offer it’s pages to you electronically, free of charge. To obtain a cordless, glossy, two-color copy of the latest issue, see the list of bookstores on page 3. For back issues, try Printed Matter, www.printedmatter.org. Subscriptions are no longer available. Our entire list of back issues will come on-line as we get around to it.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
www.mondorondo.com/pim
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
see statement
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
www.mondorondo.com/pim
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
see statement
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
www.mondorondo.com/pim
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Zagreus Bowery (Prof., Dr., Dr.) casasorci@tiscali.it
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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
Yes
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
None / Not Applicable
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.: 
2.
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?: 
Lack of Staff
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
Yes
8a. Location: 
Incomplete sets of back issues are in library collections such as NYPL, MOMA, etc.
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
No
Where are these locations?: 
Where are these locations? [I.E. Home / Office of Private Individual(s) (i.e. Former Board, Staff, Funders, etc)]
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
No
survey_field_49: 
IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
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?: 
No
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Correspondence
Exhibition or Production Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Other Digital Materials
Photographs
Unique Art Objects
Other:: 
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Broadsides / Small Press
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
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?: 
Other Boxes
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
None
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
1 - 10
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: 
1 - 10
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
No
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
No
16b. Paper-based:: 
Not Applicable
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.)?: 
No
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
General Staff
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
No System
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?: 
No or minimal climate controls [i.e. in an attic, basement, unheated / uncooled storage area, etc.]
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
to continue scanning and uploading internet archive
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
time & funding
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
to conclude scanning and uploading internet archive
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
inertia
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
1.
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$500
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$1,000
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
Finish
survey_field_150: 
Jeffrey Isaac
Who executed this survey.: 
Prof., Dr., Dr. Zagreus Bowery
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes