If you’re aware of the Open Access (OA) debate in UK Higher Education but want a refresher on the details in advance of the RUCK OA policy, which comes into force on 1st April 2013, you should take a look at Times Higher’s latest feature:
Fool’s Gold? – Times Higher Education
It’s one of the most comprehensive and readable summaries of the recent history of OA policy in UK HE that I’ve read, covering issues including the current journal publication system (primarily ever-increasing subscription charges for libraries which last year even Harvard said were getting pricey), the Finch Report, Green vs Gold OA, RCUK’s OA policy and the differing reactions to OA in humanities and the sciences.
by David Young