- Library Catalogues (New generation, "classic", discovery platforms, databases)
- Institutional repository
- Content Management Systems (LibGuides, LibAnswers)
- and the main portal itself
I only played with it on a subdomain (LibGuides and LibAnswers) and the results aren't particularly impressive. Not many likes or shares despite the fact that all LibGuides and LibAnswers pages have a "Add this"/"Share this" button which makes it fairly easy to share on Facebook.
Why is there a relatively low "like" rate? One possibility is simply that the content isn't interesting. It's also possible that most members of academic libraries generally don't "like" academic content. Another reason is that the "add this" buttons on the libguides might not be that user friendly.
Personally this doesn't surprise me, in Singapore Facebook is anything even more dominant, I just have to look at all the screens on the computers in my library or during library sessions and I can see everyone is logged into facebook.
But what if you could push news based on what they liked on your library page?
Still exploring this. Any one of you tried this? Are your library pages being liked or shared on Facebook? Would you consider embedding Facebook like buttons or are the privacy implications too great to embed facebook like buttons?