[Jason Jackson](http://jasonbairdjackson.com/) is far more expert here, but I keep track of these issues as best I can. The switch to open access is being led by the sciences — strange to see mathematics so encumbered by the old paradigm — and I hope the humanities can follow soon. It’s hard work, but not only does such an effort align with the overall ethical schemes of many of our disciplines but it is it worth it in terms of making our work more accessible not only to each other but also to a larger potential pool of interested individuals.
That said, the next step is a coordinated infrastructure that allows for easy accessing across the entire landscape. That’s the promise of [Project Bamboo](http://projectbamboo.org/).