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item.jpgHold the phone! (The iPhone, that is.) Now there's another mobile barcode-scanning app called Labelo.us (pronounced like 'Label Us') that now links to WorldCat.org.

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.

Good news: the widely available app Pic2Shop--the barcode-scanning app for mobile phones that includes library data from WorldCat--is now available in the Android marketplace.

Android users, compare books and other materials like crazy. Built using the WorldCat Search API and WorldCat Registry APIs, the app works worldwide. Check out other mobile apps that third-party developers have built using WorldCat data over on the Developer Network application gallery.

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