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Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry, Todd C. Bleeker, Bill English, Olga M. Londer

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Creating Document Libraries

When you create a new SharePoint site, a generic document library called Shared Documents is created for you. Because this library lacks a descriptive name, you should create new libraries for a particular business category or subject instead. In the examples used in this book, Bill Malone of Wide World Importers could create a document library for documents describing different types of art that the company carries or one for company newsletters. You want to make sure that the name of a document library is descriptive and that each library has a specific topic to make it easier to find documents. Storing all documents together in the Shared Documents—or any—document library defeats the purpose of using SharePoint sites ...

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