National Archives Applied Research

Applied Research Technology Products Software Downloads

The National Archives Applied Research (formerly The National Archives Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies (NCAST) and the Electronic Records Archives (ERA)) collaborations have led to the development or improvement of a number of prototype applications related to the long term preservation, management, and use of electronic records. Listed below are some tools and services developed in collaboration with NCAST Research Partners that you can use today for free.

NCAST Advanced Research partners at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) have developed several prototype applications that might be of interest to archivists and records managers. Each link below provides a description with suggestions for how the tool can be used, along with the URL to download or access the software.

For over ten years, NCAST has collaborated with computer scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), and the Institute for Neural Computation at the University of California, San Diego in the development of technologies related to infrastructure-independent preservation environments using data grid technology.