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Technical Group Workshop

October 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - October 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm CEST


Heurist Atelier Technique 2021

Where and When

Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 October 2021 (10am – 4pm)

Salle 2.0001, Bâtiment de Recherche Nord, Campus Condorcet

Please bring your identification and health pass in order to enter the building.


The aim of the workshop is to respond to the needs of slightly more advanced Heurist users, to exchange ideas for the development of Heurist and to refine the individual projects of the participants. To this end, we ask you to prepare a few notes on the following topics:

Please email ian.johnson@sydney.edu.au with the title/topic of your presentation, so we can add you to the agenda.

  • A short presentation (5-10 minutes) on your project
  • The advantages you have had from using Heurist
  • The problems you have encountered
  • Ideas for improvement, e.g. better procedures, functions to document, videos and/or training courses, templates, storage capacity etc.
  • A wishlist of new functions (we keep a consolidated list and try to prioritise)
  • Any specific questions about your database



Artem Osmakov, Chief Developer of Heurist, will be present via videolink to answer any technical questions.

Michael Falk, Community Technical Adviser, will join us from Australia for part of the time to answer questions about implementation and documentation.

Guillaume Porte, MISHA, Université de Strasbourg, will be present on the 19th of October to give an overview of using Heurist in teaching and supporting users in both an MSH and a university.

Ian Johnson, Designer of Heurist, will make several short interventions to explain Heurist’s more difficult or advanced functions. Provisional list:

  • Tips for more using Heurist more logically and efficiently
  • Modelling relationships – when to use a Record Pointer, a Child Record Pointer, a Relationship Marker or an intermediate record type
  • Using the editor to design custom reports (second generation)
  • Creation and editing of sites using the Heurist CMS (second generation)
  • Using the Filter Builder, the Facet Builder, and Rules
  • Importing data from Excel or Access
  • How to create maps
  • Installing Heurist on your own personal or institutional server
  • Opportunities to contribute to the development and/or documentation of Heurist
  • Sustainability of databases, archiving, data management plans
  • Heurist’s economic model
  • Directions for Heurist’s future development – IIIF, LOD, SSO, network anlaysis, templates etc.
  • Other subjects at the suggestion of the participants

The workshop will be informal and guided by the wishes of the participants. Bring your projects along, and let’s move them forward!


October 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am CEST
October 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm CEST


Dr Ian Johnson


Campus Condorcet – Bâtiment de recherche Nord: Salle 2.0001
14 Cr des Humanités
Aubervilliers, 93300 France
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