3) My repository aims for accessibility and/or usability of its contents for the long term (say greater than 10 years).
Repositories have a function as a source of the latest R&D knowledge, which should be exposed rather than kept hidden from users. Their content should be made available to wider audiences using current awareness tools such as RSS feeds. RSS also could help to increase the interest of authors as well, in order to boost the deposit rate.
2) My repository aims for accessibility and/or usability of its contents for the medium term (say 4 to 10 years)
This is focused on the researcher world, but the arguments hold for other fields Q: What is the primary factor for ranking researchers? A: Citations. Surely the aim, therefor, of the researcher is to market her work as widely as possible, to maximise the potential for citation. Given that we are now in the Information Age, where The Internet is the primary source of answers (backed up by reading what has been found, ...more »
1) My repository does not aim for accessibility and/or usability of its contents beyond the short term (say 3 years)