Oh wow, that's good to know! Not being able to display exceptions to
regular hours would be a dealbreaker for us as well.
On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 1:51 PM, Erin White <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Tara, thanks for following up on this!
> As a reminder for the listserv, here's what I said a few months ago:
> I've had my eye on Google My Business recently. You can [snip] set regular
> > hours AND exceptions using the My Business site. This way your library's
> > hours show up correctly in Google search.
> > And (this is the part we haven't tested, would be interested to hear from
> > others if you have): the Google Places API should allow you to fetch
> > today's hours. We're hoping to test and migrate from our current Google
> > Calendar API setup in the next few months.
> Follow up: the Places API doesn't include exceptions to regular hours,
> which was a dealbreaker for us, so we switched back to the standard Google
> Calendar API.
> I had been very excited about this and we tried to follow up with the
> Google Places team to request this feature, but we're not sure if this will
> show up in the API.
> We're still updating the regular hours and notable exceptions in Google
> Business, assuming that folks are relying on the card in Google search
> rather than clicking through to our site.
> Alternate strategies welcome from the list - this is a pretty unsustainable
> (and hopefully temporary) method.
> Erin White
> Head, Digital Engagement, VCU Libraries
> (804) 827-3552 | [log in to unmask] | www.library.vcu.edu
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 1:50 PM, Tara Wood <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hi Erin,
> > Have you migrated yet to Google Business? Any advice (or tales of horror)
> > you have from making the switch?
> > Tara
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