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CODE4LIB November 2014

Subject:

Re: Library Hours Fail

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Steven Pryor <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:15:02 -0600

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** I sent this earlier today, but it didn't seem to go through, probably 
due to the attachment. I've replaced the previously attached source code 
with this online demo: http://codepen.io/troub/pen/VYYjxM/?editors=101 
** You can just grab the JS part and save it as a .js file and call that 
from your HTML (see below).

We used probably the same javascript code (I remember I adapted it from 
some example buried somewhere in the Google documentation universe). I 
looked at it today and the attached code should work to get going with 
the Calendar API v3 (.txt extension added to avoid getting flagged as 
active code or something).

Like before, you'll need to have a couple of things in your HTML; divs 
that get updated with the content:

<div id="calendarTitle" style="font-weight:bold">Loading Today's Hours....</div>

<div id="events"><i class="fa fa-refresh fa-spin"></i></div>


And the script source and a call to the Google Client API code:

<script type="text/javascript" src="/calendar-v3.js" ></script>

<script src="https://apis.google.com/js/client.js?onload=handleClientLoad"></script>


You'll need to make sure you set up a project in the Google Developers 
Console ( https://console.developers.google.com ) and enable the 
Calendar API, then create a browser API key to use in the attached 
script file (somehow the v2 code always worked for us without an actual 
API key, if you were already using one you're halfway there). The .js 
code has the whole bit included for OAuth 2.0 authentication (the 
clientId and scopes variables, and all the "Auth" functions), which as I 
was trying to work this all out seemed necessary at first, but then once 
I got it all working I was able to shortcut past it. Make sure your 
website address(es) are listed as allowed referers on your API key, too.

This is working for us now, and even though it took a while to work 
through exactly what was expected from the API, the new code is much 
simpler than the old, even with the OAuth stuff in there.

Steven
-----------------
/Steven Pryor
Director of Digital Initiatives and Technologies
Library and Information Services
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(618) 650-3080
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On 11/18/2014 8:18 AM, Mary E. Hanlin wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I know this has been covered a bit here, but I have a rather exigent conundrum, and I'm hoping to figure out the best/easiest solution.  Yesterday, the script to hour library hours (on our front page) which pulls from Google calendar stopped working ("Error at line undefined in undefined[!]" - the exclamation point is mine; it seemed like it needed one.)
>
> Basically, the code came from a site that walked one through how to call daily hours (javascript) using Google's V2 API, but the V2 is fully deprecated (as I abruptly discovered), and I need to figure out another solution.  (I haven't been able to find similar documentation for V3's API.)
>
> Some constraints: 1. Our IT will not support php.    We are an .NET shop with IIS servers.  2. We may not have the dough to pay for something like LibCal which seems to me the easiest solution.  3.  I'm semi-new to this "Internets/webmaster" thing, and really only know front-end coding, so a solution involving something like .NET, Python, etc. would have to have, "How to make a peanut butter sandwich," kind of documentation.
>
> Right now, I've just manually coded our hours, which is fine until Saturday when our hours change, and I'm not here (hopefully).  I will be super grateful for insight or knowledge.
>
> Mary.
>
> Mary Hanlin
> Electronic Resources and Web Librarian
> J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
> Phone:804.523.5323
> Email:[log in to unmask]

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