May 19, 2022

Now on Facebook: National Archives Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies (NCAST)

From the NCAST Web Site:

NCAST addresses three major needs for NARA:

Expand the scope of the advanced technology research to a broader, NARA-wide perspective – Identifying, exploring, and evaluating new developments in computer science and related fields that are likely to impact the lifecycle management of records;

Applied research and exploratory development – Inaugurating a new applied research program that brings the best new technologies and methods into NARA; and

Knowledge for NARA – Transferring knowledge that we have acquired by partnering with other NARA offices to identifying the specific types of expertise and skills that staff need to do their work.

Direct to the Facebook Page

Some of What You’ll Find on the Page:

Links to papers, reports and presentations by our Research Partners

  • Links to sites where you can download or try online free software developed by our Research Partners
  • Information on upcoming events
  • Photos of NCAST Research Partners, events and our labs
  • Other information related to the use of advanced systems and technologies by information professionals
About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.