Thanks for your message.
Yes, you're right, it has
nothing to do with your browser!
Unfortunately a lot of articles from the 90s
were uploaded with no images. This is because webspace and bandwidth were at a premium,
and it was a big burden on internet connections to provide image-heavy pages like we do
now in a broadband age. You have to remember a lot of people were still using dial-up! For
this reason, it was a legacy thing that images were not routinely uploaded. Some articles
do have images attached, such as ones for Studio SOS, but in this particular case these
images were missed off along with those of the majority of other articles.
realise that the images for this series of articles are quite important to the
understanding of the text, however as we do not have digital copies of the images, we
would need to scan, crop, tidy up, upload, and then position each image for each article.
As you can imagine, this isn't a job that only takes 5 minutes! Unfortunately most of our
web team are extremely busy working on other projects such as developing an iPad app which
many customers have been crying out for, as well as further improving and enhancing our
website for all customers. We're a small business of only 25 staff, so we are all very
busy at the best of times
I haven't completely disregarded your point though - at some point, I agree, it would be
really lovely to have the images uploaded for the articles from the 90s to complete the
archive, and this is definitely something we will add to our wishlist.
meantime, if you are interested in reading the articles complete with pictures, you can
contact our circulation team who will be more than happy to photocopy the original
articles for you and send them out to you. They ask for a small contribution in return,
but this is mostly to cover postage. Unfortunately we don't have PDFs of these articles
either, as again, this is a legacy situation and we had not started to do PDFs of all
I hope this helps - I'm sorry I can't do more!
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