Data Science and Data Curation Specialist
Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries
Nashville, TN 37235
Ph.D. in biology, December 1999 under the direction of David E. McCauley.
Thesis title: Factors affecting the distribution and abundance of the southwestern corn borer, Diatraea grandiosella, in the central United States
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.
BA in chemistry and biology, 1982.
Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio.
Data Science and Data Curation Specialist . Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. I work in the Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications Office (Librarian II 2018-21, Librarian III 2021-present)
Principal Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (course: Introduction to Biological Sciences Laboratory 1510L, 1511L, and 1512L). Supervised labs covering ecology, genetics, and cellular, molecular, and organismal biology. Developed and revised laboratory exercises. Created print and web-based teaching materials. Prepared pre-lab lectures, personally assisted students, wrote assignments and online tests, supervised 3 staff members and 12 or more TAs per semester. (Lecturer 2000-02, Sr. Lecturer 2002-17, Principal Senior Lecturer 2017-18)
Lecturer (part-time), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (course: Introduction to Biology). Prepared and delivered lectures on a wide range of biological topics, created HTML lecture notes that were used for in-class delivery as well as for student review via the Web, developed laboratory exercises emphasizing inquiry and experimental design, prepared assignments. (1999-2000)
Graduate student, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Conducted field and laboratory research investigating range-limiting factors of the southwestern corn borer. Supervised two undergraduate research projects. Used ArcView GIS for data analysis and presentation. Established relationships with about sixty cooperators ranging from Arizona to Nebraska, Indiana, and Georgia. (1993-99)
Teaching assistant in Introduction to Biological Sciences and General Biology. Presented laboratory introductions, supervised laboratory exercises, prepared multimedia tutorials, and prepared equipment and supplies. (1993-98)
Science Teacher, Harpeth High School, Kingston Springs, TN. Taught chemistry, physics, and physical science. Other responsibilities included being chair of the science department, chair of the faculty advisory committee, and advisor of the World Watch club and a student research group. (1987-93)
Science and Math Teacher, St. Joseph’s High School, Mzimpofu, Swaziland, Africa (volunteer with Mennonite Central Committee). Subjects taught included physics, chemistry, biology, integrated science, mathematics, and computer programming. Other responsibilities included being chair of the science department, supervising two student teachers, and preparing students for writing the Cambridge O-Level Examination. (1983-86)
Science Teacher, Ridgemont High School, Ridgeway, Ohio. Taught chemistry, physics and general science. (1982-83)
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Harriet S. Gilliam Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University (2010)
Graduate Student of the Year, Dept. of Biology, Vanderbilt Univ. (1999)
Teacher of the Year for Cheatham County, TN (1991-92) and for Harpeth High School (1989-90).
Outstanding Senior in Chemistry Award, Bluffton College, 1982.
Baskauf, SJ and JK Baskauf. 2021. Using the W3C Generating RDF from Tabular Data on the Web Recommendation to manage small Wikidata datasets. Semantic Web Journal (in press). https://doi.org/10.3233/SW-210443
Baskauf, SJ, E Baker, D Stowell. 2020. Controlled Vocabulary for Audubon Core variant: List of Terms. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG). http://rs.tdwg.org/ac/doc/variant/
Baskauf, SJ. 2020. Controlled Vocabulary for Audubon Core subtype: List of Terms. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG). http://rs.tdwg.org/ac/doc/subtype/
Baskauf, SJ, M Blissett, D. Boyer. 2020. Controlled Vocabulary for Dublin Core format: List of Terms. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG). http://rs.tdwg.org/ac/doc/format/
Groom, Q, P Desmet, L Reyserhove, T Adriaens, D Oldoni, S Vanderhoeven, SJ Baskauf, A Chapman, M McGeoch, R Walls, J Wieczorek, JRU Wilson, PFF Zermoglio, A Simpson. 2020. Degree of Establishment Controlled Vocabulary List of Terms. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG). http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/doc/doe/
Groom, Q, P Desmet, L Reyserhove, T Adriaens, D Oldoni, S Vanderhoeven, SJ Baskauf, A Chapman, M McGeoch, R Walls, J Wieczorek, JRU Wilson, PFF Zermoglio, A Simpson. 2020. Pathway Controlled Vocabulary List of Terms. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG). http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/doc/pw/
Groom, Q, P Desmet, L Reyserhove, T Adriaens, D Oldoni, S Vanderhoeven, SJ Baskauf, A Chapman, M McGeoch, R Walls, J Wieczorek, JRU Wilson, PFF Zermoglio, A Simpson. 2020. Establishment Means Controlled Vocabulary List of Terms. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG). http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/doc/em/
Groom, Q, P Desmet, L Reyserhove, T Adriaens, D Oldoni, S Vanderhoeven, SJ Baskauf, A Chapman, M McGeoch, R Walls, J Wieczorek, JRU Wilson, PFF Zermoglio, A Simpson. (2019) Improving Darwin Core for research and management of alien species. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 3:e38084. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/biss.3.38084
Sachs, J, RDM Page, SJ Baskauf, J Pender, B Lujan-Toro, J Macklin, Z Comspon. (2019) Training and hackathon on building biodiversity knowledge graphs. Research Ideas and Outcomes 5:e36152. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/rio.5.e36152
Baskauf, S, R Hyam, S Blum, RA Morris, J Rees, J Sachs, G Whitbread, J Wieczorek. Editor: D. Endresen. (2017) TDWG Standards Documentation Specification. Biodiversity Information Standards. http://www.tdwg.org/standards/147
Baskauf, S, J Wieczorek, S Blum, RA Morris, J Rees, J Sachs, G Whitbread. Editor: Dag Endresen. (2017) TDWG Vocabulary Maintenance Specification. Biodiversity Information Standards. http://www.tdwg.org/standards/642
Baskauf, S, J Wieczorek, J Deck, and CO Webb (2016) Lessons learned from
adapting the Darwin Core vocabulary standard for use in RDF. Semantic
Web Journal 7:617-627.
http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/SW-150199 (open access at http://bit.ly/2e7i3Sj)
Baskauf, S and CO Webb (2016) Darwin-SW: Darwin Core-based terms for
expressing biodiversity data as RDF. Semantic Web Journal 7:629-243.
http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/SW-150203 (open access at http://bit.ly/2dG85b5)
Baskauf,S., J. Wieczorek, J. Deck, C. Webb, P. J. Morris, M. Schildhauer. (2015) Darwin Core RDF Guide. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG). http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/guides/rdf/
Walls RL, Deck J, Guralnick R, Baskauf S, Beaman R, et al. (2014) Semantics in Support of Biodiversity Knowledge Discovery: An Introduction to the Biological Collections Ontology and Related Ontologies. PLoS ONE 9(3):e89606. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0089606.
Baskauf, SJ (2010) Organization of occurrence-related biodiversity resources based on the process of their creation and the role of individual organisms as resource relationship nodes. Biodiversity Informatics 7:17-44. https://doi.org/10.17161/bi.v7i1.3664.
Baskauf, SJ and BK Kirchoff (2008) Digital plant images as specimens: toward standards for photographing living plants. Vulpina 7:16-30.
Baskauf, SJ (2003). Factors influencing population dynamics of the southwestern corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): a reassessment. Environmental Entomology 32(5):915-928. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/0046-225X-32.5.915.
Baskauf, SJ and DE McCauley (2001). Evaluation of low temperature mortality as a range-limiting factor for the southwestern corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Environmental Entomology 30(2):181-188. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/0046-225X-30.2.181.
Contributions to non-peer-reviewed electronic and print
Blebin, L., G. Kampmeier, D. Endresen, and S. Baskauf. 2021. Guidelines for Review Managers of Proposed TDWG Standards. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG). https://www.tdwg.org/about/review-managers/
Baskauf SJ and J Sachs. (2018) Darwin Core as a vocabulary for expressing biodiversity data as RDF. In: Thessen, AE (Ed.) Application of Semantic Technologies in Biodiversity Science. Studies on the Semantic Web Vol. 33, IOS Press/AKA Verlag. ISBN: 978-1-61499-853-2. Freely available in Vanderbilt’s institutional repository.
Baskauf, S. An RDF Primer (video). This video was a prologue to the
Semantics of Biodiversity Symposium at the 2013 Annual Conference of
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG). It explains the rudiments of
Baskauf, S., E. Ó Tuama, D. Endresen, G. Hagedorn (eds.). 2013. Report of the TDWG Vocabulary Management Task Group (VoMaG) v1.0. This report considers best practices for collaborative development and maintenance of vocabularies used to describe biodiversity resources. It includes a number of recommendations for action. http://www.gbif.org/resource/80862
Baskauf, S. J. 2012. Beginner’s Guide to RDF This is a technical guide for metadata producers, aggregators, and consumers who want to implement Resource Description Framework (RDF) in the context of biodiversity informatics. https://github.com/tdwg/rdf/blob/master/Beginners.md
Baskauf, S. J. and C. Webb. 2011. Darwin-SW Ontology: Semantic Web Terms for Biodiversity Data, Based on Darwin Core (website: https://github.com/darwin-sw/dsw, namespace and RDF/OWL representation: http://purl.org/dsw/)
Baskauf, S. 2008. Images and taxonomic links. In B. K. Kirchoff, Woody Plants of the Southeastern United States: A Field Botany Course on CD. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, MO.
WikiCite for Librarians: Interactive Learning Pathways for Information Professionals. $3979, 2020. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikicite/grant/WikiCite_for_Librarians:_Interactive_Learning_Pathways_for_Information_Professionals
Faculty Working Group Grant, Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning
(VIDL) for the Semantic Web Working Group. $4000, 2016.
Creative Campus Innovation Grant, The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy “Creation of a dynamic, spatially-referenced walking tour of Vanderbilt Campus”. $2250, 2014. (with Chris Vanags, School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt) http://youtu.be/j644mBcgGWE
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) grant for Teaching As Research (TAR) “Clicker use in an Introductory BioSci Lab”. $3000, 2009. Faculty mentor for Brian Robertson, the postdoc supported by the grant.
Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Sciences Venture Fund Grant for Creativity in Curricular and Pedagogical Approaches to support the development of a research-based component for the Introduction to Biological Sciences lab course for majors. $5000, 2007-08.
Baskauf, S. 2021. Who’s the artist and who gets to decide? Identity management in Wikidata, where “anyone can edit” in Art in Context: Identity, Ethics, and Insight. Art Information Commons (Philadelphia Museum of Art). November 19, 2021. https://artinformationcommons.github.io/blog/art-in-context-indentity-ethics-insight/. Presentation: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.17068088
Anderson C. and S. Baskauf. Project VandyCite: Using Wikidata to support research information management in Advancing Librarianship and Scholarly Communications. WikiCite 2020 Virtual Conference. October 28, 2020. https://youtu.be/sjYDCahrfGQ?t=1437
Baskauf, S. 2017. Introduction to Bioimages in Crowd-sourcing with a Human Face. Cultural Heritage at Scale, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. June 2, 2017. http://heritage-at-scale.info/
Baskauf, S. 2016. A High-altitude View of TDWG Standards: Machine Processing, Graphs, and the Vocabulary Development Process in A Roadmap for Standards-based Data Integration in Biodiversity Science. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Conference, Santa Clara de San Carlos, Costa Rica. December 5, 2016. http://bit.ly/2gfk9hO
Baskauf, S. and C. Webb. 2013. Using Darwin-SW to Answer Questions About
Biodiversity Resources in Semantics of Biodiversity: Formal Models and
Ontologies. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Conference,
Florence, Italy. November 1, 2013.
Baskauf, S., J. Wieczorek, J. Deck, C. Webb, and M. Schildhauer. 2013.
An RDF Guide for the TDWG Darwin Core Standard in Semantics of
Biodiversity: Technologies, Reasoning & Annotation. Biodiversity
Information Standards (TDWG) Conference, Florence, Italy. October 30,
Baskauf, S.J. 2010. Integrating Live Plant Images with Other Types of Biodiversity Records. in SERNEC: Four Years of Development of a Herbarium Research Coordination Network. Botany 2010 (Botanical Society of America), Providence, RI. August 3, 2010. http://2010.botanyconference.org/engine/search/index.php?func=detail&aid=228
Panigabutra-Roberts, A., S. Baskauf, and I. Dagher. 2022. Working with VanderBot to Add Multilingual Content (in English and Arabic) to Wikidata. 2022 LD4 Conference on Linked Data. Online. July 14, 2022.
Lew, C. and S. Baskauf. 2022. Linking the Art in the Christian Tradition Database to Wikidata. ATLA 2022 Annual Conference. Online. June 16, 2022. https://sched.co/10N82
Baskauf, S., C. Lew, and A. Richardson. 2021. WikiProject Art in the
Christian Tradition (ACT): Issues and challenges. ARLIS/NA x Wikidata
Group (Art Libraries Society of North America) meeting. Online. December
Baskauf, S., C. Lew, and A. Richardson. 2021. Linking the Art in the
Christian Tradition (ACT) database to Wikidata. WikidataCon 2021.
Online. October 30, 2021.
Baskauf, S. and K. Mason. 2021. Working with Wikidata. Southeastern
Museums Conference Annual Meeting. Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. October
Baskauf, S. and P. Zermoglio. 2021. Translating TDWG Controlled
Vocabularies (workshop). Biodiversity Information Standards Annual
Meeting. Online. October 21, 2021.
Baskauf, S. 2021. Having your cake and eating it too: JSON-LD as an RDF
serialization format in Connecting biodiversity data with knowledge
graphs (symposium). Biodiversity Information Standards Annual Meeting.
Online. October 18, 2021. https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.5.74266
Baskauf, S. and S. Bloom. 2021. Webinar: How Community Standards Are
Developed and Maintained. Biodiversity Information Standards. Online.
September 16, 2021.
Baskauf, S. 2021. Tutorial: Writing data to Wikidata using spreadsheets.
LD4 Conference on Linked Data. Online. July 19, 2021.
Video of presentation: https://youtu.be/ZukSQB8fki8
Baskauf, S. J. 2021. Introduction to using VanderBot to upload data to Wikidata. LD4 Wikidata Working Hour. May 25, 2021. https://stanford.zoom.us/rec/share/rhPxlGHnkh2JoJOiCeuOOktXYSP3Eh4xzW_-ipcYwcZscVSDx2qZAJ_AT72jQVcH.cceC4cjSe8CXJOvT?startTime=1621878474000. Tutorial page
Baskauf, S. J. 2021. VanderBot: A spreadsheet-based system for creating and updating items in Wikidata. Program for Cooperative Cataloging Wikidata Pilot meeting. February 18, 2021. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aB2XuQ_gqdB99tKcxEMoU7j75-x-i6RP/view?usp=sharing
Baskauf, S. J. 2020. Creating and Maintaining TDWG Vocabularies using
Spreadsheets. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) annual meeting.
Online. October 22, 2020.
Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 4: e59124. https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.4.59124 Video at https://youtu.be/de94_tn3kGQ
Woodburn, M., D. L. Paul, W. Addink, S. J. Baskauf, S. Blum, C. Chapman,
S. Grant, Q. Groom, J. Jones, M. Petersen, N. Raes, D. Smith, L. Tilley,
M. Trekels, M. Trizna, W. Ulate, S. Vincent, R. Walls, K. Webbink, P.
Zermoglio. 2020. Unity in Variety: Developing a collection description
standard by consensus. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) annual
meeting. Online. October 19, 2020.
Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 4: e59233. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/biss.4.59233
Baskauf, S. 2020. Background on Standards Processes and Maintenance.
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) annual meeting. Online.
September 22, 2020.
Baskauf, S. 2020. Introduction to the Audubon Core Maintenance Group
annual meeting. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) annual
meeting. Online. September 21, 2020.
Baskauf, S. 2020. VanderBot: Using a Python script to create and update
researcher items in Wikidata. LD4 Conference on Linked Data in
Libraries. Online. July 31, 2020.
Video of presentation: https://youtu.be/xjQ8rJufeOU
Anderson, C. B., S. Baskauf, and E. Shook. 2019. Building a Scholarly
Knowledge Base with Wikidata. WikiConference North America. Boston, MA,
USA. November 10, 2019.
Baskauf, S. 2018. Introduction to Audubon Core and Audubon Core as RDF in Audubon Core Workshop. Society of the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand. August 27, 2018. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7081319.v1
Baskauf, S. 2016. Darwin Core as RDF: Applying the DwC RDF Guide to Real Data. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Conference, Santa Clara de San Carlos, Costa Rica. December 7, 2016. http://bit.ly/2hb6rP0
Baskauf, S. 2016. Vocabulary Maintenance Task Group Report. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Conference, Santa Clara de San Carlos, Costa Rica. December 8, 2016. http://bit.ly/2gfoBwY
Baskauf, S. 2013. The TDWG Ontology and the Darwin Core Namespace
Policy. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Conference, Florence,
Italy. October 31, 2013.
Baskauf, S. and M. Schildhauer. 2013. Primer on Semantic Technologies.
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Conference, Florence, Italy.
October 29, 2013.
Olena, A, J. M. Talley, R. Bairley, C. B. Sissom, S. J. Baskauf. 2012.
Development of a First Year Biology Lab Containing a Strong Research
Element. Society for Developmental Biology 71^st^ Annual Meeting,
Montreal, Canada. July 19-23, 2012.
Webb, C. and Baskauf S. 2011. Darwin-SW: Darwin Core data for the
Semantic Web. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Conference, New
Orleans, LA. October 18, 2011.
Baskaufs, S.J. and T. Sasek, 2010. Full implementation of GUIDs at
SERNEC institutions: A strategy that accommodates institutions of
varying sizes and complex resource relationships. Biodiversity
Information Standards (TDWG) Conference, Woods Hole, MA. September 30,
Talley, J.M., R.C. Bairley, C. Sissom, K. Norton, C.G. Brown, and S.J. Baskauf. 2009. Designing, Implementing and Evaluating a Student Designed, Research-based, Introduction to Biology Lab (poster). Association of Southeastern Biologists, Birmingham, AL. April 1 – 4, 2009.
Kirchoff, B. K. and Baskauf, S. 2009. Woody Plants of the Southeastern United States: A Field Botany Course on CD. Association of Southeastern Biologists, Birmingham, AL. April 1 – 4, 2009. [Note: my name was submitted as second author but was left out of the published program].
Baskauf, Steve. 2008. Effect of removal of the invasive species
Lonicera maackii on the size distribution of woody vegetation in a
middle Tennessee natural area. Natural Areas Conference. October 15,
Baskauf, Steven. 2006. Bioimages: a resource for ecosystem education
(poster). Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Kirchoff, Bruce K. and Steven J. Baskauf. 2006. Image Quiz: An
interactive computer-based method for teaching plant identification.
Botany 2006 (Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting). B.K.
Kirchoff conceived the visual recognition-based methodology and I
provided the images and served as a development consultant for the
Baskauf, Steven J. 1999. The Edge of the Range of the Southwestern Corn Borer, Diatraea grandiosella Dyar, Its Characteristics and Factors Determining Its Location. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Baskauf, Steven J. 1998. Ecological Factors Limiting Range Expansion by a Pest Insect. Southeast Ecology and Population Genetics Meeting.
Baskauf, Steven J. 1998. Species Boundaries of the Southwestern Corn Borer, Diatraea grandiosella Dyar (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Branch, Entomological Society of America.
Baskauf, Steven J. 1997. Voltinism and Species Boundary of the Southwestern Corn Borer, Diatraea grandiosella Dyar (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Entomological Society.
Sorenson, Clyde E., Steve Baskauf, and David McCauley. 1997. Latitudinal Occurrence of the Southwestern Corn Borer in Southeastern Missouri, Kentucky, and Indiana After a Severe Winter (poster). Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Branch, Entomological Society of America.
Baskauf, Steven J. 1993. Graphical Special Relativity. National Science Teachers Association National Convention.