I’ve now stocked archivistgamer.omeka.net with images and PDFs from two games and I’m not sure if I’m satisfied with the Omeka.net experience. Uploading is a little tedious, navigation is slow, and there are no options for variations on image presentation (at least using Omeka.net vs. a LAMP distribution). Furthermore, given my propensity for making hi-resolution images available, I’ve already put a sizeable dent in Omeka.net’s free-level storage space. I don’t have the financial flexibility to test two or three content management or digital asset management systems that are LAMP-based, nor am I impressed with Omeka.net to the extent that I can justify purchasing one of it’s premium upgrades.
I’m now considering abandoning Omeka.net for image storage and moving all images (as zip archives and bundled PDFs) to this site and using Omeka.net as an exhibition space for future structured exposés.
My only real objectives in presentation is quality (images plus space); relatability (object name to object name); categorization; and speed – all things WordPress can accommodate at my current level of investment.