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Subject: barcode reader/scanner?
Date Posted: 1/24/2012 1:33 PM ET
Member Since: 2/11/2010
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Is there any barcode reader/scanner that will read the ISBN barcode into the PaperbackSwap input box? It would really be great for those of us who don't have number pads on our keyboards - just nice in general.

Date Posted: 1/24/2012 2:06 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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Yes there is.  The barcode scanner/reader I use at work enters in the numbers from a barcode.  It's Metrologic brand.  We are a library so we use software most people do not use.

Date Posted: 1/24/2012 4:58 PM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2006
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I have one on my phone, but not in person.  Would be nice though!

Laura M. (LMM) - ,
Date Posted: 1/24/2012 6:56 PM ET
Member Since: 12/12/2005
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I still use my CueCat!

Date Posted: 2/1/2012 8:39 PM ET
Member Since: 2/11/2010
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I have a CueCat but it doesn't seem to do anything in PaperbackSwap. It balks, but worked in Library Thing. Did you do anything special to make it work in Paperback Swap?

Laura M. (LMM) - ,
Date Posted: 2/2/2012 10:37 AM ET
Member Since: 12/12/2005
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I should have been more specific. The CueCat can't be used to directly scasn into PBS, but I scan into Readerware and then upload the file to PBS.