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"The internet is catastrophic," Marc Mouarkech mutters, waiting for a webpage to load.It is home to over 22,000 new "objects" that the foundation has been digitizing since 2016, Mouarkech says. That number will increase in a couple of months' time, when the AIF moves 35,000 images, digitized from 2009 to 2016, from its old website.Mouarkech and head of collections Clemence Cottard Hachem have been at the helm of the foundation for over two years now. Users will be able to tag and comment on images too, Mouarkech adds, pointing out that there'll be a clear difference between user-generated information and that created by the foundation.Exploring the platform provides a sense of how vast the AIF's collection is. The nearly 60,000 digitized objects available once new and old platforms are integrated represent just over 10 percent of the 500,000 items in its 305 collections.The yearly digitization target is around 15,000 objects, Mouarkech says.
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