This 2/12/08 NYTimes article highlights Harvard’s recent move to support Open Access publishing in scholarly communications. While some of the more recent articles have centered on NIH studies being available for free, this article discusses university-sponsored research being made freely available. If Harvard goes through with the decision, it may help promote changes in scholarly communications and journal subscriptions that have lasting effects.

UPDATE 2/14/08: Harvard approved the proposal: Here is a CHE follow-up article (with lots of discussion in the comments!):