Wichita State University Libraries foresees times when it may be necessary
to remove items from the repository. It has been decided that under some circumstances
items will be removed from view, but to avoid loss of the historical record, all such
transactions will be traced in the form of a note in the
The content of the note should be one of the following:
Since any item that has existed at some time may have been cited, we will always supply a “tombstone” when the item is request, which will include the original metadata (for verification) plus one of the above withdrawal statements in the place of the link to the object. The metadata should be visible, but not searchable. These items will also be made unavailable for metadata harvesting.