Hm, thanks, though it looks like you have to be signed in to Google to book an appointment. We do have GSuite here, so maybe, but I'd prefer not throw in that barrier.
Also I don't think you can combine appointment slots from different calendars into a single publicly displayable grid, unless I'm missing something. That has been a really nice feature of youcanbook.me (and I guess LibCal does the same with MyScheduler).
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Andreas Orphanides
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:18 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] appointment scheduline - wp-specific
Google Calendar has a built in Appointments feature if you're using Google for Work or Google for Education (but not Plain Old Google). If you can embed a calendar in an iframe you could embed the resulting appointment slot view, or just link out to it if you'd rather not (or can't) iframe.
Google Calendar appointments I think can do everything on your feature list.
On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 3:14 PM, Karlsen, Jeffrey <[log in to unmask]>
> We need to look at new options for appointment scheduling/booking
> since our current cloud solution
> JkuihJsUhBHM_d3Yq0StFFzGUW70-qSGE89R-e70Q,,&typo=1) is changing their
> pricing next summer. I noticed there is a large number of scheduling
> plugins for Wordpress and wondered if anyone out there is using one for scheduling librarian research consultations. Need to display open slots, ideally populated from separate Google calendars, generate emails to librarian and students, once slot is booked that time is no longer available, etc. etc.
> Unfortunately the free tiers of these plugins generally don’t come the
> stuff you’d actually need to test, so it’s hard to know how good they are.
> Other low-cost solutions also welcome; I know everyone is using LibCal
> but I can’t stomach nearly doubling our Springshare invoice for a
> single function that up till now has been free… (we don’t need an
> events calendar, just appointment scheduling).
> Jeff Karlsen
> Librarian & Library Department Chair
> Sacramento City College