Phaidra (Permanent Hosting, Archiving and Indexing of Digital Resources and Assets) is the University of Padova Library System’s platform for long-term archiving of digital collections.
Phaidra hosts various types of digital object (antiquarian books, manuscripts, photographs, wallcharts, maps, learning objects, films, archive material and museum objects). Phaidra offers a search facility to identify specific objects, and each object can be viewed, downloaded, used and reused to the extent permitted by law and by its associated licences.
The objects in the digital collections on the Phaidra platform are sourced from libraries (in large part due to the digitisation projects promoted by the Library System itself), museums and archives at the University of Padova and other institutions, including the Ca’ Foscari University and the Università Iuav in Venice.
Phaidra adopts a modified LOM schema (Learning Object Metadata), with the option of using alternative metadata schemas (MODS – Metadata Object Description Schema, ICCD standards for museums…). Dublin Core metadata are generated from LOM or MODS schemas, with the possibility of other mapping systems integration. Moreover, Phaidra adopts various classification systems (Dewey Decimal Classification, PACS, EuroVoc, ACM), offering the option for the adoption of other systems.
See "PHAIDRA_DC Metadata Element Set": https://phaidra.cab.unipd.it/static/phaidra_dc-metadata-element-set.pdf