Academic libraries handle missing items in a variety of ways. The Hesburgh Libraries of the University of Notre Dame recently revamped their system for replacing or withdrawing missing items. This article describes the new process that uses a customized database to facilitate efficient and effective communication, tracking, and selector decision making for large numbers of missing items.
Smith, C., Guimaraes, A., Havert, M., & Prokrym, T. H. (2009). Missing items: Automating the replacement workflow process. Information Technology and Libraries, 28(2), 93–103. https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v28i2.3177