“…let us save what remains: not by vaults and locks which fence them from the public eye and use in consigning them to the waste of time, but by such a multiplication of copies, as shall place them beyond the reach of accident.”
— Thomas Jefferson, February 18, 1791
Sadly, Cranford has been devastated by many serious weather related matters. Built on a river, the community suffers from flooding and as a result many precious artifacts have been lost. A digital strategy will serve the historic preservation needs of local history and heritage information; CranfordHistory.org is one part of that long term strategy.
The Association for Library and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association, hosts a Preservation Week annually.
There site offers suggests for creating preservation focused events such as:
Cornell University offers a digital asset preservation policy framework.
The Association of Personal Historians organization offers suggestions for the gathering, presentation and preservation of personal and family history materials.