Alice Sneary: December 2010 Archives
Labelo.us was developed by Nearest Island to help you find "product transparency on a single, open platform. Learn and share information about products and companies."
The barcode-scanning system works on all kinds of things--soup, electronics, socks, books and more. But what we care about here are things found in libraries. And books are among the many things found in libraries...
So on Labelo.us you can find books in libraries, see reviews and other data about books and other products. It uses 'channels' to bring it other people's perspectives on items, and includes a reputation system to help filter the results.
Here's the quotation from the Co-Founder and CEO David Rea from the official announcement:
"We are pleased to connect the smart, environmentally and socially-conscious shoppers who use Labelo.us to learn about the products they buy to one of the original green living ideas, the library, Having library data from more than 10,000 libraries consolidated into one site made it easy to connect our users to their local library to find the books and materials they're interested in."
Using Labelo.us, you can scan barcodes or search for books and then connect to WorldCat.org to find the libraries who hold those items.
Labelo.us is one of several mobile applications designed for users to access library information from WorldCat. See screen shots on the WorldCat Facebook page.