The JOSHA Demetrios Project: - Albanian
Bujar Q. Bajçinovci
Affiliation: University of Prishtina, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Kosovo.
Keywords: Textbook, Monograph, Books as Open Online Content (BOOC), Demetrios of Phaleron, Alexandrina Library, Language: Albanian
Categories: Demetrios Project
With the July 2017 issue, JOSHA is starting the Demetrios Project. We chose Demetrios of Phaleron, a student of Theophrastus and most probably of Aristotle, as the name patron of our project. Demetrios was instrumental in establishing the ancient Library of Alexandria, probably the largest and most significant library of the ancient world covering all aspects of Science, Humanities and the Arts in many different languages. It is our objective to open up JOSHA as a universally accessible, open access library to all languages and countries. JOSHA will focus initially on publishing and provide open-access to textbooks in any field of Science, Humanities and the Arts, to students and readers worldwide. JOSHA will publish textbooks in any language after appropriate peer review by experts in the field knowledgeable of the respective language. The IASHA Board and JOSHA Editors feel that there is an urgent need to provide access to these materials especially to students and scientists in low and middle-income countries, where textbooks are simply unaffordable by most students. We encourage authors and readers to submit their textbooks for publication in JOSHA free of charge and to alert us to specific areas of need. We have started this project with the Architecture Textbooks by Professor Bujar from Kosovo, written in the Albanian language. The non-profit International Academy of Science, Humanities, and Arts (IASHA e.V.) in Freiburg, the publisher of JOSHA, and all its members will make a special effort to support this project. We encourage you to also support this important initiative by joining the philanthropic IASHA e.V. Association (https://iasha.org )“ or making a donation to IASHA e.V. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882). Dr Bujar Bajçinovci received a Dr.Sc. degree in Technical Sciences in the field of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Sarajevo, and he is a lecturer of Architectural Design at the University of Prishtina, Kosovo. His research interests focus on Sustainable Architectural Design and Environmental Pollution impact in public health. The photo on the cover: This picture shows the National Public Library in Pristina city (Kosovo). It is located by Mother Teresa Street near by the television station of RTK. This building has unique characteristics for its architecture and design surrounded with metal. from: www.travelkosova.com. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bibloteka_Komb%C3%ABtare_e_Kosov%C3%ABs.jpg