The JOSHA Demetrios Project – Francais

Zazie-Charlotte Pfeiffer

Affiliation: JOSHA

Keywords: Textbook, Monograph, Books as Open Online Content, BOOC, Demetrios of Phaleron, Alexandrina Library, Editorial, Language: French

Categories: Demetrios Project

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.3.313

Languages: French

The JOSHA Demetrios Project: Monographs, Textbooks and Papers in any Language as “Books as Open Online Content (BOOC)” With this issue, JOSHA is starting a new project, 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. This project has started with the Architecture Textbook by Professor Bujar from Albania, 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 also to support this important initiative by joining the philanthropic IASHA e.V. Association 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). Zazie-Charlotte is a senior medical student at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg in Breisgau and an Assistant Editor of JOSHA as well as an Arts section Editor. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation concerning cancer research. In addition, she has authored prize-winning short stories in English and German. The photo on the cover: L'Harmonie triomphant de la Discorde de Georges Récipon, Détail du toit du Grand Palais, Paris. February 2007. Author: Pline. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License.

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