Nothing specific about Omeka is a favorite thing, I just want to say how much I love it, period. And the best thing is that Omeka isn’t just available as open-source software, it is also available as a hosted instance. And the even better thing is that the price of a hosted instance starts at FREE. Here’s the link with the info.
We want to start using Omeka at work. That involves a lot of moving parts, so it’s taking time (as these things do). So in the meantime I decided to create an instance of Omeka for the historical society I volunteer for here in Seattle. I signed up for the free instance, and so far I have uploaded over 210 images (access size JPGs + metadata) and have only used about 1/3 of my allotted storage under the free plan. All of the set up and uploading took about 15 hours total. Pretty sweet.