The SILAS website http://www.irlandeses.org has been refurbished and includes new contents. In addition to the latest and previous issues of “Irish Migration Studies in Latin America”, navigation is now easier and new pages have been added.
Among them, “The Diary of Roberto Murphy, 1887-1934” is now available to all visitors. The Diary is a scanned version of forty-seven annual volumes, including daily entries written by a landowner of Lobos, Buenos Aires province. Most of theses entries include five to ten hand-written lines recording ranch business, family news, visits, local affairs, travel reports and remarks about the weather, market prices, movements of neighbours or political upheavals. Cash accounts close every year, and miscellaneous materials like press clippings or notes are occasionally inserted with some entries. The digitisation and access system design were performed by Proyecto Patrimonio Historico, Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana “Dr. Emilio Ravignani” (Facultad de Filosofia y Letras), and Laboratorio de Sistemas Distribuidos Heterogeneos (Facultad de Ingenieria), of the University of Buenos Aires.