Principle 19. Publicly recognize contributions

Websites for crowdsourcing cultural heritage support participation and contribution quality by publicly recognizing the contributions of individual users.

Explanation: Websites may allow users to choose whether their contributions are publicly recognized.

Benefits: Publicly recognizing completed tasks or contributions is an incentive to participate for users motivated by recognition or competition.

Examples of compliance with this principle: 

  • Publicly displaying the number of tasks completed by individuals
  • Linking user identifiers to project output
  • Displaying a list of users who have most recently completed tasks


Your Paintings Tagger contributions
Image: Your Paintings Tagger. Displaying the number of tasks completed by individuals, and the most recent contributors, are examples of publicly recognizing contributions.