Jim Safley is Software Developer and Metadata Specialist for the Center. He received his undergraduate degree in history at GMU and was working towards his master’s degree in American history before focusing on software development.
Beginning his career in 1999 at the National Archives and Records Administration, Jim moved through several related positions, including records manager at Phi Beta Kappa national headquarters and archivist assistant at GMU’s Special Collections and Archives. Arriving at CHNM in 2002, Safley applied his traditional archiving experience to his work in digital collections management, web programming, and database administration.
His professional interests include metadata standards, database design, web technologies, progressive history, and history of technology.