David Wojick's writings and stuff: Should Public Access go global?
ab1630's bookmarks 2018-01-21
"Synopsis: In the long run Public Access may be the most viable form of government OA and the best way for OA to go for now.
Building on last week's discussion, it has always seemed to me that the US Public Access model might be one for other countries and regions to follow. There does not seem to be much consideration of this, but that may simply be because the OA movement is still pretty radical. In the long run PA may be the most viable form of government OA.
This issue actually arose five years ago, when Britain went one way and the US went the other. Britain opted for mandatory gold OA while OSTP went for embargoed green. I was puzzled then, and remain puzzled, why this fundamental policy choice has not been widely debated...."