So for Lord only knows how long, the Library and Archives have been sitting, unused. People have posted possible recommendations of stories to be listed, but because no one ever really bothered to put together a Committee for judging submitted stories, no stories have been put into the Library.
In all honesty, I think the Library as it is now needs a definite overhaul. First of all, the fact that only the so-called "best" are accepted feels elitist to me. After all, the Library is called just that; the Library, not the Elitist Archive of Only the Most Awesomest and Epic Stories Ever Written. Giving it the title of Library kind of implies that just by existing, ALL stories should have the same opportunity to be listed. A real-life library carries a huge amount of variety, everything from really good stuff to crappy things 99% of people wouldn't touch with a 50-foot pole. The library staff isn't there to judge what's "good enough" to put into the library; they amass all sorts of work and let their members decide what's good and interesting enough for them to read. Shouldn't our Library function in the same manner?
Basically, I propose we change the Library so that any time someone feels like it, they can submit a story they've written (at any time, no limits on how long ago the story was posted) and have it logged in the Library. The Library should be more of an archive of all the stories we have instead of only listing those deemed "worthy". Because it wouldn't be at all selective in regards to who gets listed, we can remove the Emblem system and incorporate one that encourages people to just write, instead of trying to get into some hallowed hall of story-dom.
We could call them Goals. Every time you get a story submitted that meets that Goal, you could get a prize. For example, a Goal of 35 stories listed in the Library could get you a Daycare Pass or something. I already hear people saying how easily this system could be abused to get free stuff, but of course there'd be rules. One could be that you can only submit stories for Easist/Simple/Medium Pokemon once every x number of weeks. This would prevent people from banging out Magikarp, Caterpie, and Sewaddle stories every other day to rack up Goals.
We would also not give prizes that are too crazy. I don't think anything over Complex Pokemon or perhaps 10k in terms of monetary prizes should be awarded. We can have something maybe like this:
5 stories: 500
10 stories: 1k
15 stories: 3-pack of any Berry
20 stories: 3.5k
25 stories: Medium Mon
30 stories: 5K
40 stories: Complex Mon
50 stories: 10k + stuff
I dunno, this is just something I came up with off the top of my head to give an example. Once a person hits the maximum Goal (50 in this case), the prizes start over (so when the person has 55 stories submitted, they'd be able to claim 500 again, and so on).
Also, in order to help cut down on people trying to SPAM shorter stories and rack up Goals, we could say that Easiest and Simple stories are only partial stories; they could be half-points or something, so in order to get a full point towards your Goal, you'd need two Easiest stories submitted instead of one. Of course that sort of thing might be too much hassle to keep track of, but meh.
We have a nice idea with archiving the stories of the URPG, but as it is now, the section is useless and unused because it has standards that are too high. If a person has gone through the trouble of writing a story and they want it archived somewhere so that it can be read by lots of people (thus saving people the time of searching through pages if they want to read the story a year from when it was posted), they should have that right.