Data in the OCLC Registry is maintained by the library. I have that on my
long list of things to attend to, and only check it rarely.
The Registry is a great idea -- and would be better if library vendors
pointed at it for such basic things as link resolver address (as an
example). But as far as I know, essentially nobody consumes the data, so
there's not much of an impetus to keep it updated.
Ken Varnum | Web Systems Manager | University of Michigan Library
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On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 4:53 PM, McCanna, Terran <
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> I'm not at all surprised that this doesn't already exist, and even if
> OCLC's was available, I'd be willing to bet it was out of date.
> Public library hours, especially in underfunded areas, may fluctuate
> depending on funding cycles, seasons (whether school is in or out), etc.,
> not to mention closing/reopening/moving because of old buildings that need
> to be updated. We have around 280 locations in our consortium and we have
> to rely on self-reporting to find out if their hours change. We certainly
> don't have staff time to check every one of their web sites on regular
> basis, I can't imagine keeping track of 17,000!
> Terran McCanna
> PINES Program Manager
> Georgia Public Library Service
> 1800 Century Place, Suite 150
> Atlanta, GA 30345
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Murray" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 4:36:56 PM
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Library Hours
> OCLC has an institutional registry , which had (in part) library hours,
> addresses, and so forth. It seems to be unavailable, though . That is
> the only systematic collection of library hours data that I know about.
>  https://www.oclc.org/worldcat-registry.en.html
>  https://www.worldcat.org/registry/institution/
> > On May 5, 2015, at 4:16 PM, Bigwood, David <[log in to unmask]>
> > This looks like a decent group, but I find this statement hard to
> > "Your tax-deductible donation supports adding the names, address and the
> hours of operation of all libraries to Range. The Institute of Museum and
> Library Services publishes an open data catalog which is the source we'll
> use for the names and the addresses of the nation's libraries. However,
> there isn't a listing of the days and hours of operation for all libraries
> in the US. We are going to track down the hours of operation for all 17,000
> libraries and make that information available -- in Range and for other
> developers who may want to use it."
> > Are the hours of public libraries really not available?
> > Sincerely,
> > David Bigwood
> > [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> > Lunar and Planetary Institute
> > @LPI_Library
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/lunarandplanetaryinstitute/