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Submissions/Motivation, the key to bring more people and content to Wikipedia

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission

Motivation, the key to bring more people and content to Wikipedia

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)


Author of the submission

Jan Lochman

E-mail address




Country of origin

Czech Republic

Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog

LinkedIn Profile

Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

During the last 2-3 years most of the efforts of Wikimedia Foundation and other parties have been based on bringing more content and contributors to WMF projects. GLAM and CAP (=Campus Ambassador Program) are two of the abbreviations which include hundreds of people working on such aim. Other people works on creating a friendlier software and or community.

But what really push people to contribute and cooperate with us? It's a motivation. A motivation, which can have many shapes. This presentation will explain what is the motivation and how different people could be motivated. Different projects and intentions will be analyzed to show what motivation was used and what results it brought. Some recommendations regarding ways of motivating people to complete goals for 100 % will be presented.

Track (Wikis and the Public Sector; GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums); WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education; Technology and Infrastructure)

WikiCulture and Community

Length of presentation/talk (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

If I will have funds, I will come.

Slides or further information (optional)
Special request as to time of presentations (for example - can not present on Saturday)

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