A blog post on today’s UKSG LiveSerials blog is worth a read: Jill Russell, Digital Assets Programme Manager, Library Services, University of Birmingham, argues for Green OA and Stevan Harnad counters with an argument for Gold OA. If you are struggling to understand the issues, you should find their posts somewhat helpful and edifying.
While you are at it, take a closer look at UKSG. Their vision is to influence to facilitate an efficient information chain, a better information experience for scholars, and a world where all members of the scholarly and professional information supply chain understand each other. Their mission is to connect the information community and encourage the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication.