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Submissions/What Readers Want

From Wikimania 2011 • Haifa, Israel

This is an open submission for Wikimania 2011.

Review no.


Title of the submission

What Readers Want

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


Author of the submission

Christine Moellenberndt

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Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Wikimedia Foundation (WMF)

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Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

The various Wikimedia projects basically have two groups of users: the editors and contributors who contribute the information on the projects, and the readers who come to the projects to find information. Both of these groups are large and amorphous, but the community of readers is even larger and amorphous. In the projects and at the Foundation, we spend a great deal of time determining what it is that editors and contributors need, however the needs of readers are often harder to determine, and not always looked for at all.

I plan to present what it is a reader needs and expects from the projects. What type of information they expect from the projects (and how this differs from what editors expect belongs in the projects), the interactions they have with the community, and what they need from the community when they discover problems or errors. This information can help us ensure that the information presented to readers meets their needs, and help to grow our reader base.

Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)

People and Community

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

Hopefully! Depends on staffing needs at WMF

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