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OVERVIEW | The IK Workshop Society


BACKGROUND

The IK Workshop Society is a global and unique forum for all who are interested in Natural & Cultural History. The Workshop was launched on 22 November 2012 – at the time for an idea seminar held at the Swedish Parliament House in Stockholm. It was created and is run as part of the mission pursued by The IK Foundation since 1988, namely to promote Natural & Cultural History.

CREATIVE COMMONS

In accordance with The IK Workshop Society’s motto of “Sharing Observations to Understand Planet Earth”, all work is done within the framework of a Creative Commons licence.

PEOPLE & NETWORKS

Every subject division has an advisory committee to develop the work, while overall responsibility rests with the Head of The IK Foundation. In the editorial work of iMAGAZINE and the ADD KNOWLEDGE facility, The IK Workshop Society cooperates with a large number of affiliated editors, specialists and organisations in various scientific subject fields.

TECHNOLOGY

Our site is secure and verified by using the foremost digital cryptographic protocols to guarantee the highest possible user security and communication. The IK Workshop Society (part of The IK Foundation & Company Ltd) SSL Gold Extended Validation Certificate is issued by the SwissSign AG in Switzerland. Where possible we have tried to ensure that these web based information sources are accessible on as many different computer systems as possible, whilst maximising security for both the user and our servers. Our site is hosted in an extremely resilient cloud based environment, maintained by Rackspace in the United Kingdom and in the US.

IDEAS & POINTS OF VIEW

The IK Workshop Society is a unique phenomenon, in some respects an experiment with very long-term ambitions to evolve in accordance with its motto "Sharing Observations to Understand Planet Earth". Both technical and editorial errors do occur, and we are grateful if You report these to us as well as ideas and points of view as to how the website can be developed - please use the Contact button above.
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  • HEAD: Lars Hansen
  • WEBMASTER & DIGITAL NETWORK: Jeff Snoxell
  • ART WORK: Graham Scott
  • NEWS & PRESS ROOM: Jens Hansen
  • CONTROLLER: Jennie Asher
  • THE IK RECEPTION DESK: Leo Ryder
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  • iLINNAEUS ( since 2012 )
  • iTEXTILIS ( since 2017 )
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