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After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 8026
Title of the submission
What can we learn from the Wiki Loves Monuments participants' survey?
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
Beat Estermann
E-mail address
Beat Estermann
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
  • Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • opendata.ch (Swiss chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation) - OpenGLAM Working Group
  • Verein Digitale Allmend (Swiss chapter of Creative Commons)
  • Wikimedia CH
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

In 2012 and 2013 a survey was carried out among the participants of the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest. In both cases a similar questionnaire was used; we will thus for the first time have the occasion to make a longitudinal analysis of responses, comparing the 2012 edition with the 2013 edition. Also, the samples are large enough to make comparisons between different countries.

The questionnaire contained questions concerning the characteristics of the contest participants, such as gender and age, their previous Wikipedia/Wikimedia activities, how they found out about the contest, the user experience during the contest, their intentions regarding future contests and other Wikipedia-related activities, as well as their preferences regarding the topics of future contests.

The workshop will consist of:

  • a presentation of survey results
  • short presentations of approaches in specific countries (that showed special characteristics, e.g. highest ratio of female participants, youngest/oldest average age, etc.)
  • a plenary discussion of results: what are the conclusions we draw from the analyses?

The important part of the workshop is the collective sense making that takes place when the results are being discussed by people who are knowledgeable about the particular context in each country.

Target audience:

  • previous and future organizers of Wiki Loves Monuments and similar photo contests
  • chapter representatives
  • interested participants of Wiki Loves Monuments and similar photo contests

Further information about the survey, with links to the questionnaires and basic statistics can be found on the project page.

GLAM Outreach
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)

70 minutes:

  • ca. 20 minutes presentation of survey results
  • 3 x 7 minutes presentation of approaches of individual countries
  • ca. 25 minutes of discussion
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