May 10, 2017.  Ashley Jones is the Preservation Librarian at the Miami University Libraries, where she handles a variety of roles including preservation planning, book repair, disaster preparedness, and digital preservation. She holds a B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design and and MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.
In her presentation, Ashley focused on the details of how to best maintain family collections.  Of importance is maintaining photos, documents and collectibles in a consistent temperature - something often overlooked with most storage occurring in attics and basements.  Today's digital capabilities offer a great options to scan photos and documents but organizing digital files and paying attention to file formats is key to making these digital images useful for the long term.  For questions on how to maintain specialized items, Ashley can be reached at