The Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Lecture Series
The Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Lecture Series is sponsored by the Preservation Department at the New York University Libraries in honor and appreciation of Barbara Lubin Goldsmith for her generous donations to the Libraries' preservation program and in recognition of her vigorous support of preservation efforts in the research community. Barbara Goldsmith, a historian, writer, and philanthropist, is widely known for her books, Little Gloria...Happy at Last, Other Powers: the Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull, and other published works.
Calendar of Lectures
James M. Reilly
Nancy E. Gwinn
Director of Programs, Council on Library and Information Resources,
"What is Enduring Value? Preservation and Creation of Knowledge"
Wednesday, December 5, 2001
Head of Special Collections, University of California, Riverside
"The Survival of Embroidered Bindings"
Tuesday, May 9, 2000
"Preservation Surveys And Needs Assessments: How to Find Out What You Need To Know"
Thursday, November 18, 1999
Conservation Advisor, National Trust, London, England
"Preservation Leather Bindings: Review of Historical Treatment Methods and Current Research"
Thursday, April 22, 1999
John F. Dean
Director, Preservation & Conservation, Cornell University
"Preservation: The Road Ahead"
Thursday, October 22, 1998
Michèle V. Cloonan
Department Chair & Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, ULCA
"The Enduring Legacy of Paper Bindings: Historical Review and Preservation Concerns"
April 30, 1998
Donald G. Kelsey
Assistant Professor, Library Facilities/Operations Management, University of Minnesota
"Understanding Your Building and Building Bridges"
December 3, 1997
"The Art of Bookbinding and Conservation: How They Influence Each Other"
March 13, 1997
Conservator & President, Etherington Conservation Center, Greensboro, NC
"Will the Real Otto Zahn Please Stand Up!"
March 13, 1997
Director, Image Permanence Institute, Rochester, NY
"Assessing Long-Term Environmental Effects in Library and Archives Collections"
September 19, 1996
Preservation Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
"Cultural Collections and Natural Disasters"
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Media Preservation Librarian, Stanford University Libraries
"Growing a Program in Media Preservation"
Thursday, October 28, 2004
Director of the Image Permanence Institute
"Weather Report: Results and Reflections from a Study of Collection Storage Conditions in 100 American Libraries"
Thursday, May 8, 2003
Director, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
"Preservation and the Digital Dilemma"
Thursday, December 5, 2002