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All Partners

Co-creation is our DNA

Next Library has always been about co-creation. Everything we do has been co-created with the community, our Advisory Board and partners. Since 2009 more than 80 different partners have helped shape and developed the Next Library events.

List of partners

Diversity, recognition, engagement and network are key factors for the success of Next Library events. Therefore partners are crucial for developing Next Library. Take a look at all the great partners that have co-created Next Library: 

Alexandra Institute  

Amtsbókasafnið á Akureyri  -Municipal Library of Akureyri  

Arkitekt Kristine Jensens Tegnestue  

Arkitema Architects  

Athens Comics Library  

Audioteket Lindhardt og Ringhof 

Authors in Aarhus – The international Author Scene in Aarhus  

AVforlaget Den grimme ælling  


Forbundet Kultur og Information – The Danish Union of Cultural and Information Academics 


Bibliotekschefforeningen (Danish)   

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  

BTJ  Bibliotekstjänst  

Calamus Denmark  

CAVI – Aarhus University  

Chicago Public Library  






Cycling for Libraries  

Danish Agency for Culture      

Danish Library Association  

DBC – Danish Library Center 

Deichman (Oslo Public Libraries)  

DIK-förbundet (Swedish union of library professionals)   


EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries)  

EKZ Bibliotheksservice 


FKI Logistex  

FO Aarhus  


Goethe Institute Dänemark  

Helsinki City Library 

IFLA – International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions 



Knight Foundation  

Kópavogur Public Library  

Lyngsoe Systems  

MIT Media Lab  

NFBI “Network of Research-baesed user-driven Innovation  

The Nordic Halmstad  Conference Group   

Norsk Biblioteksforening  

Nordic Council of Ministers  


Occupy Library / Progress Foundation  

Peer 2 Peer University  

PIT – Participatory Information Technology Centre, Aarhus University


PLIN – Public Libraries International Network  

Progress Foundation   

Public Libraries 2020  

Rambøll Consulting   

Redia a/s  

Reykjavik City Library  

schmidt/hammer/lassen architects  

SIRSI Dynex  

Smart Aarhus

State Library of Queensland 

Stockholm  Public Library  

Systematic / Joy of Reading Award  

TASCHA – Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington  


 Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin 

Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture  

Aarhus School of Architecture

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