I just had to post this link about the University of California refusing to pay a 400% increase in subscription to Nature and other titles:
Good on them! It’s about time journal publishers got the message that unwarranted price increases are no longer going to be tolerated, especially considering the dire financial straits many libraries are in. They’ve had us over a barrel for long enough! Below is an excerpt of details of the fight-back.
“The pressure does not stop there… faculty would also organize “a systemwide boycott” of Nature’s journals if the publisher does not relent. The voluntary boycott would “strongly encourage” researchers not to contribute papers to those journals or review manuscripts for them. It would urge them to resign from Nature’s editorial boards and to encourage similar “sympathy actions” among colleagues outside the University of California system.”