Greetings from the Australian National University in Canberra, where Dr Danny Kingsley, Manager Scholarly Communication & ePublishing, is talking on "Promoting research through open access" as part of Open Access Week. She is pointing out how Australia is a leader is a leader in open access and that Australian academics are benefiting from this.
In my view university libraries need to be more had headed on this and have a fund of money to help promote open access. Otherwise this will cost the universality money, as academic authors will sign away their rights before they know what has happened and the university library will then have to pay to access the material. It would be better in the log term if the libraries invested funds up front to educate their authors about this.