Roehampton Campus Project

Site Overview

The Roehampton Campus Project (HSA020N265Y) database was set-up to help the college’s students explore the campus, using its buildings, artworks, landscape features, religious sites, and archival and image collections to research its architectural history, classical allusions and religious links.

(See also User Comments.)

Heurist’s Role

The results of the project were stored within a Heurist database linked to a Zotero library. To make the information available to the University staff and the public via a website, the Department secured the assistance of the Heurist Team.

The Heurist Team set up a server for the website and installed WordPress on this. The choice of WordPress was based on the fact that it is a free, publicly available platform for creating websites, and provides a wealth of tools and plugins for customizing the site. They then set up the website, structured its layout, added the main text and graphics and added the scripts to populate the site pages. All this was done within three days.

The Roehampton campus data is stored in nine topic pages, which are linked from the site’s front page. To each topic, the Heurist Team added three short scripts, quickly generated from within Heurist, as shown below:

This script creates an interactive map and timeline based on the data in the topic records.

<code><iframe src="
showMapS.html?ver=1&amp; w=all&amp;stype=&amp;
records&amp;q=f:196:5222  sortby:rt owner:1"
width="800" height="650" frameborder="0"></iframe> </code>


This script presents a search query that opens the results within the database, allowing the user to search the database directly.

<a href="
 w=all&amp;ver=1 &amp;q=f:196:5222 sortby:rt owner:1
 Campus_Project" target="_blank">Heurist database search</a>

This (Smarty) script pulls in the topic report data and maps from the underlying Heurist database.

<script type="text/javascript" src="
Roehampton_Campus_Project&q=f:196:5222 sortby:rt
owner:1 &publish=1&debug=0&template=Topic_Page.
tpl&mode=js"></script><noscript> <iframe width="80%"
height="70%" frameborder="0" src="http://209.141.40.
stype=&#038;db=Roehampton_Campus_Project &#038;q=f:196:5222
sortby:rtowner:1 &#038;publish=1&#038;debug=0&#038;
template=Topic_Page.tpl"> </iframe> </noscript>

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