Create a library for your project. Reference books, podcasts, videos, and other resources that provide information on the topics relevant for your project.


Projects rely heavily on domain knowledge. Not all relevant information is created by the team. Instead the team stands on the shoulders of others. To make the relevant literature in its different formats available to all stakeholders, it is often helpful to collect these resources and make them accessible through the wiki.

A library is a space within the wiki to collect and analyse resources that are relevant for your project.

Creating a project library includes the following tasks:

  • Add books, videos, audios, ... as resources to form a project library
  • Create views on the library with resource types
  • List authors to keep notes on people that are also interested in the domain of the project
  • Collect interesting or inspiring quotes that are relevant for the project
  • Attach excerpts to make the main statements of the resources quickly accessible to the team


Information Material

The following list of resources provides background information on creating and working with libraries based on the projectdoc Toolbox for Confluence.

Resource Short Description Type
Get users started with collecting external information that is relevant for their project. Each piece of information is referenced by a resource document. Excerpts and quotes are used to catch detailed information and make it referenceable.
Get started with the projectdoc Toolbox: learning by doing
A gentle introduction to page blueprints provided by doctype add-ons. The page blueprints are grouped semantically to make it easier for users to build a conceptual mind map for them.
Concepts central to projectdoc. Things users have to understand to get the most out of using projectdoc.
Finding without SearchingHow to organize a wiki to increase the findability of information.Blog Article
Finding without Searching - applied!How to use the projectdoc Toolbox to organize information in a Confluence wiki.Blog Article


The following doctypes (blueprints based on the projectdoc Toolbox) provided page blueprints to create a library.

Resource Short Description Categories
Resources are books, webpages, videocasts relevant for the project. Add important information to your project about resources that lie outside the control of your team.
Resources are identified by their type. This is not the MIME type, but human readable string, that identifies the semantic, rather than the syntactic format.
Categories allow to set document instance of different doctypes in a hierarchy.
Document the semantics of a tag. May also be used to document Confluence labels.
Defines a role with its responsibilities, tasks and requirements. Roles are incorporated by stakeholders who take interest in the project. The are also used to define the audience for documents.
Quotes relevant for the project. Allows to store the content and metadata to the quote.
Provides information about a person. This includes contact information (important if the person is relevant for the team) or information about the competences (if the person is an author about a topic relevant for the project).
Excerpts are abstracts of information found in a resource, such as a book. If you want to go into more detail for a given resource, there may be multiple excerpts as subpages of the resource document.


The following macros of the projectdoc Toolbox support creating or working with a library.

Resource Short Description Categories
Renders a quote from a resource with author and source.
Resource / Quote
Renders a quote to an external resource with author and source.
Resource / Quote
Renders a cite to a resource document.
Resource / Cite
Renders a template with property references.
Display / Property
Lists references to projectdoc documents in a table. Allows to select document properties for columns. Also non-list representations are provided.
Display / Query
Renders a predefined list of documents in a table.
Display / Property