The College and Research Libraries journal is going open access.
Whereas ACRL supports open scholarship and access to scholarly work; Whereas ACRL publishes C&RL, the premier journal for academic librarians; Whereas ACRL has made successive changes to increase access to the research found in C&RL; Whereas ACRL member groups support making C&RL an open access journal; Be it resolved, that ACRL provide open access to the electronic version of College & Research Libraries journal as of April 2011; and, Be it further resolved, that ACRL,
through this action, continues to play a leading role in advocating for new models of scholarly communication in all of the disciplines. –
Joseph Branin, Editor
So what about the Australian Academic & Research Libraries journal doing the same? The arguments supporting open access would be the same as would be the economic imperitives.