My bad: apparently June 15 is the date thank-you gifts are sent.
On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 5:19 PM, nitin arora <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I can't see they distinguished between public libraries and other types on
> their campaign page.
> They say " all libraries" as far as I can see.
> So I suppose then that this is true for "all libraries":
> "Libraries offer a space anyone can enter, where money isn't exchanged,
> and documentation doesn't have to be shown."
> Who knew fines and library/student-IDs were a thing of the past?
> The only data sets I can find where they got the 17,000 number is for
> public libraries:
> Maybe I missed something.
> There is an hours field on one of the CSVs I downloaded, etc for 2012 data
> (the most recent I could find).
> Asking 10k for something targeted for completion in June and without a
> grasp on what types of libraries there are and how volatile the hours
> information is (especially in crisis) ...
> Sounds naive at best, sketchy at worst.
> The "flexible funding" button says "this campaign will receive all funds
> raised even if it does not reach its goals".
> "The value of these places for youth cannot be underestimated."
> So is the value of a quick buck ...
> On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 4:53 PM, McCanna, Terran <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 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 OCLC's was available, I'd be willing to bet it was out of date.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
>>  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/
> Nitin Arora
> nitaro74 (at) gmail (dot) com
> "Hope always, expect never."
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