NEW F.A.R.M.S. CATALOG NOW AVAILABLE
One of the main functions of F.A.R.M.S. is to make information about Book of Mormon research available to the public as economically as possible. Providing a complimentary catalog to interested individuals is the first step toward achieving this goal.
"Great effort has been made in this catalog to describe the level of technical complexity and to categorize each book or article by its depth and thoroughness of research, as well as type and usefulness," says John Welch. "In the past we have listed articles by subject; in the new catalog we have focused more on the nature of each piece. This should help people in making useful selections and in giving materials proper weight in drawing their conclusions."
The material has been classified according to several criteria. "Reprints" are pieces that have been published in books and professional joumals and have therefore been thoroughly reviewed. "Papers" are substantive studies which have been reviewed by F.A.R.M.S.' own collaborating scholars and meet the criteria for professional publication. "Working Papers" show substantial research but require further review and study before final publication. They are offered in interim form to make students of the Book of Mormon aware of ongoing research as well as to generate comments and suggestions. "Study Aids" are bibliographies, talks, indexes, maps and other such items.
Many new items have been added to this year's catalog. Those appearing for the first time are highlighted in this Newsletter. To obtain a catalog or further information about F.A.R.M.S., just drop us a note.