UK has a history of supporting public access to research. In 2008 the University Senate passed a resolution supporting the 2008 National Institutes of Health’s policy providing public access to publicly funded research. Former Provost Kumble Subbaswamy signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities three years ago. In addition, UK Libraries is a member of the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI).
“The manuscripts will be preserved in a digital archive maintained by that agency or in another suitable repository that permits free public access, interoperability, and long-term preservation. Each manuscript will be available to users without charge within six months after it has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.” http://www.sparc.arl.org/advocacy/national/fastr/faq
The open letter and list of signatures are available here: http://www.sparc.arl.org/blog/opportunity-