Liferay’s Documents and Media library provides a mechanism for storing files online using the same type of structure that you use to store files locally. You can use it to store files of any kind; it serves as a virtual shared drive, and can mount and browse external repositories. Its companion portlet, the Media Gallery, displays selected content from the Documents and Media library. It can display image, audio and video files. Other features in the Documents and Media library include customizable document types and metadata sets, automatic document preview generation, and support for mounting multiple external repositories. The new document types and metadata sets are an addition to, not a replacement for, the portal’s system of tags and categories. Let’s start exploring how to use the Documents and Media portlet.