From the most recent Free Pint, with thanks to the Free Online Scholarship Newsletter:
So far in the world of scholarly electronic publishing, everything has changed but nothing has changed: journals still fail to arrive, prices continue to increase over the rate of inflation each year and the budget that research organisations have to spend on journals fails
to keep pace with those price increases. At the same time, we have seen the emergence of wonderful new technological innovations . . .
To try and get an insight into this complex ecosystem, it is worthwhile dropping in on each of the three principal players who sit between the authors and consumers of scholarly journals to try and understand what is going on . . .