The Barbara Goldsmith Conservation Laboratory provides conservation services for NYU Libraries' books and archival collections in order to preserve them for current and future scholars.
Conservation treatments preserve the physical object through professionally accepted treatments (including cleaning, deacidification, repairs, encapsulation and rehousing) that prolong the life of the materials.
Special collections respositories contain materials in a wide variety of formats, including books, manuscripts, documents, serials, broadsides, photographs, printed ephemera, and objects. These items are often one-of-a-kind.
The Library of Congress Preservation Division offers advice for the collector of family treasures as well as for the professionals who care for materials in libraries.