This post is slightly overdue, but good news deserves just as much attention as bad news, so here we go. The Springer publishing group and the Dutch universities have reached a negotiation agreement on the transition to open access. I haven’t found much on how this will be implemented yet, but we’ll let you know once we do.
Food for thought
Let Elsevier Go: The potential savings from cancelling journal subscriptions would cover the Open Access transition (blogpost The Impact of Social Sciences from LSE)