NCAST research partner, Dr. Maria Esteva, Research Associate and Data Archivist at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) discusses a TACC research project to develop an interactive application to help us understand -- or visualize -- how large or complex data are organized or structured. Read the NARAtion's blog about this presentation. For more information, visit the NCAST website. October 18th, 2010. The National Archives Applied Research Division (formerly known as NCAST: NARA's Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies) serves as a resource for improving NARA customer services and business processes; and evaluates tools to improve NARA's electronic records and network operations. These presentations are sessions with our research partners where they talk about their research and findings and how these are helping NARA identify new theories knowledge, methods, and techniques to advance the lifecycle of electronic records.