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The latest release of BCS-2 in version 6.4.6 is available in our download area . Please make sure to select the correct variant (Office or Professional and 32 or 64 bit) when downloading.

The changes and improvements are documented in the release notes

For further questions please contact

Shortly we will offer an online-session to explain the newest features and recent improvements.

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International distributors of ImageWare and ImageAccess are invited to arrange a training session. With BCS-2 Office and Professional you have an up-to-date variable scan client that meets the latest security standards. Suitable for simple scanning tasks, document delivery, additional indexing, post-processing and the individual design of workflows.
More information under BCS-2 – ImageWare. If you want to see more click on our Video Tutorial – IWC-Manuals (englisch) ( 

For an appointment, please contact

Bonn - February 2023
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The roll-out of BCS-2 Office as a scan client for interlibrary loans (ILL/Document Delivery) and kitodo in the Bavarian Library Network will begin in March. For all libraries that have been using BCS-2 Classic up to now, the changeover will now begin, and other interested libraries will also have the opportunity to obtain a network licence.

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Controlling Digitization processes with MyBib eDoc

UB Bern and ZHB Luzern have been cooperating with Google Books since 2019. Covid-19 delayed the start of the large-scale retro-digitisation project, but in the last quarter of 2020 the project has gained momentum.
Project was successfully completed in fall 2022 with a total of 155.000 books of Bernese and Lucerne holdings digitised.
The contents of the books from 1700-1900 are available worldwide via Google Books and the libraries’ own portals. The library’s internal workflow was controlled via MyBib eDoc in each case.

(see: 20221115_Medienmitteilung_UniBE_UB_Google_Books_Projekt_Abschluss_2022_DEF__ger.pdf (for translation is available))

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The ImageWare team wishes all customers and partners a happy new year! After many challenges for all of us in the last three years, 2023 will probably also be a challenging year. Stay confident and healthy! As usual, we will work with dedication to ensure that your projects are successfully completed and the systems run reliably. We look forward to the next encounters – online and in person! See you soon !

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Interested in Resource Sharing, Storage & Cooperation?

If these topics are important to you, let’s meet at the Kuopio Conference, 7-9 September 2022 in Vienna

Programme (

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The ImageWare team wishes all customers, partners and companions a happy new year.

Hopefully it will be a year with some real encounters and the end of the pandemic. As useful and practical as the online/video tools that have gone from special to commonplace in the last two years are, an occasional face-to-face meeting with a conversation beyond a narrow video call agenda or a conference with the chance to explore a bit a foreign city remains irreplaceable.

But in the meantime we remain faithful to our regular online-sessions ! See you soon !

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ImageWare products and solutions are not affected by security vulnerability log4j versions 2.0 to 2.14.1   

Due to recent events, see Kapersky, IBM etc. warnings… and due to the many inquiries we inform you that   

For none of the products   

  • BCS-2 Office, Professional  
  • C-3 Plus 
  • MyBib eDoc and MyBib eL   

the affected versions Log4j 2.0 to 2.14.1 are used. These were also not deployed or used in the past. They were also not used in customer-specific solutions/projects. Nevertheless, we have carried out an up-to-date software inventory of all systems operated by ImageWare Components GmbH as part of our quality assurance for IT security. We or you are not affected.   

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After 15 years in the center of Bonn, the ImageWare team has moved to new premises on the sunny side of the Rhine in Bonn-Beuel. Whoever wants to visit us is always welcome. From the train station in Bonn-Beuel, we are only a few minutes walk away.

The new address is: ImageWare Components GmbH, Auguststr. 19, 53229 Bonn, Germany.

We ask you to consider this for correspondence with us and to update your internal data.

The contact options will not change for you. You can reach us by phone, e-mail and fax at the existing numbers and addresses.

Please inform all contact persons and departments in your company about these changes.

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The University Library of Tübingen has been using BCS-2 and the C-3 Plus module for four years for the indexing of journal articles. Following the further development of the programme in a joint project, it is now also possible to index articles from festive, congress and thematic publications (collective works) conveniently at article level. An important feature is the ability to link directly to the author norm data of the GND during indexing.
The indexing includes both current print journals and newly acquired collective works as well as a systematic, retrospective indexing of collective works and journals.
In this way, more than 52,000 articles have already been indexed in recent years (as of May 2021). Here you can take a look at the “imwa” articles:
More about C-3 Plus under Tutorials – IWC-Manuals (German) (

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