An interesting, data-heavy article from Library Journal on the "Periodicals Price Survey." Highlights:
average overall price increases for periodical subscriptions dropped from 7.6 percent in 2009 to 4.4 percent in 2010.
LYRASIS is now the largest regional membership organization serving libraries
libraries began using a variety of tools to produce quantitative data to inform budget reduction decisions...The result of these new assessment tools is arguably a more tightly controlled decision-making process. The tools make it extremely easy to identify duplicate sources of information, the level of usage, and the cost for that use