For the last year or so I've been using a tool developed by a handful of Code4Libbers:
There are two front-end pieces: 1) a "today's hours" report to put on the front page,
and calendar of dates and hours: http://www6.wittenberg.edu/lib/about/hours/calendar.php
The calendar-style front end was developed by Andrew Darby and Ron Gilmour at Ithaca College, based on work that Andrew did earlier and wrote about in the C4L journal:
That tool's back-end is a simple day-by-day XML file; I wrote a set of back-end scripts to generate the XML based on a variety of date settings, e.g.:
* From January 7-May 15, here are the normal library hours...
* but spring break hours are different, so use the override "break hours" setting...
* and then there are one or two days we have special hours that don't conform to a routine like "break hours", so use these special hours...
Feel free to give it a try, and let me know if you need any help with it.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Matt Sherman
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2016 10:34 AM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Hours on Library Websites?
We are working on a website migration/redesign into WordPress and I am trying to figure out an automated solution for posting and keeping up to date the hours on the home page. I am wondering, how do other institutions manage this? Are there any good tools I should be looking into? Any insights or suggestions are appreciated.