This article at Inside Higher Ed covers the topic pretty well. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/06/05/publishers-universities-both-prep-open-access-plans - How To Provide Open Access? The articles notes that “scholarly publishers want to keep hosting taxpayer-funded research that will soon be made public free of charge. The publishers unveiled a plan to do so Tuesday.”
The response from OA supporters has been less than enthusaistic. See:
- A CHORUS of boos: publishers offer their “solution” to public access - http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=1382
- http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/publishers-propose-public-private-partnership-to-support-access-to-research/44005 (Heather Joseph from ARL / SPARC noted: “It’s hard to judge the merits of Chorus based on the document being circulated, but it ‘seems like very much of a restatement of the status quo,’ she said via e-mail. Under the plan as it’s been explained so far, ‘publishers will still continue to control the sole point of access to publicly funded articles.’”)
- Riding the crest of the altmetrics wave via @researchremix @jasonpriem C&RL News June 2013 [Jason Priem is going to be speaking at SLA at the session, “Next Generation Sci-Tech Librarians: Helping Institutions and Researchers Increase Their Impact” (http://bit.ly/18X4OMH and https://www.sla.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/NextGenSciTechLibrarians_Priem.pdf) Co-author Heather Piwowar (@researchremix) also works with Jason at ImpactStory.]
- Rise of 'Altmetrics' Revives Questions About How to Measure Impact of Research - The Chronicle
- The Proof of the Proxy: #Altmetrics, Impact, and Use by @sp_meta
[Edit2: Here are two other recent posts in the Chronicle that I missed.