Ms Maja Maricevic

Maja Maricevic British Library
Head of Higher Education and Science
higher education and science policy, digital research
Related Offices
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Advisory Board; Knowledge Quarter Board member; UCL, Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, Partership and Advisory Board

Maja is Head of Higher Education and Science at the British Library and is responsible for the Library’s strategy, policy and partnership development across higher education and science. Among other things, Maja is responsible for the Library’s collaboration with the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data sciences and artificial intelligence. She has also developed the Library’s partnership with the British Fashion Council, resulting in an innovative programme that re-imagines the use of British Library’s collections in fashion education and research.

Maja’s research is focused on broadening our understanding of research and science functions within heritage institutions, especially the changing relationship between the State, heritage institutions and broader research environment. Maja is also interested in research infrastructures and the way they are evolving in digital environment. She is Co-I on Living with Machines, a five-year research project exploring the well-known history of the Industrial Revolution using data-driven approaches.



Data-driven modelling of public library infrastructure and usage in the United Kingdom’, in Future directions in digital information: predictions, practice, participation, ed. by David Baker and Lucy Ellis (Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2020) [withFlora Roumpani and Alan Wilson]

National Libraries and Academic Books in the Future’, in The Academic book of the Future, ed. by R.E Lyons and S. Rayner (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) 


The future of research outputs: Summary of roundtable discussion co-hosted by the British Library and RAND Europe (British Library and RAND Europe, 2020)

Heritage Data: Challenges and Opportunities for the Heritage Sector (Heritage Futures project report, 2017) [with Rodney Harrison, Hana Morel and Sefryn Penrose]



Living with Machines

Major inter-disciplinary research project using data science and artificial intelligence to analyse the human impact of the industrial revolution

British Library Labs

Competitions, events and collaborative projects that support and inspire the use of our digital collections

The Academic Book of the Future

A two-year research project asking key questions about academic books

All projects