Tara, thanks for following up on this!

As a reminder for the listserv, here's what I said a few months ago:

I've had my eye on Google My Business recently. You can [snip] set regular
> hours AND exceptions using the My Business site. This way your library's
> hours show up correctly in Google search.

> And (this is the part we haven't tested, would be interested to hear from
> others if you have): the Google Places API should allow you to fetch
> today's hours. We're hoping to test and migrate from our current Google
> Calendar API setup in the next few months.

Follow up: the Places API doesn't include exceptions to regular hours,
which was a dealbreaker for us, so we switched back to the standard Google
Calendar API.

I had been very excited about this and we tried to follow up with the
Google Places team to request this feature, but we're not sure if this will
show up in the API.

We're still updating the regular hours and notable exceptions in Google
Business, assuming that folks are relying on the card in Google search
rather than clicking through to our site.

Alternate strategies welcome from the list - this is a pretty unsustainable
(and hopefully temporary) method.

Erin White
Head, Digital Engagement, VCU Libraries
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On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 1:50 PM, Tara Wood <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Erin,
> Have you migrated yet to Google Business? Any advice (or tales of horror)
> you have from making the switch?
> Tara
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