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Ghost Players Archive Ready to Go On Deck
The Ghost Players originated with the pro ball players in the movie Field of Dreams. Since the movie's 1989 release, they have played exhibition games, performed comedy routines, and conducted kids' baseball clinics on the Field of Dreams and at ballparks around the world. The Ghost Players Video Archive Collection consists of almost 60 hours and more than 6,000 clips of the Ghost Players and their travels between 1989 and 2008. These files were honed out of the 600+hours of original footage that were shot over 18 years of Ghost Players.
Each file in the collection is tagged and named with source tape identity and date (if known). In addition, a team of interns spent many months applying search words to each clip.
Steve Braker was the expert archivist who guided the interns in their quest to concur the mammoth number of digital and VHS files.
These are currently available in separate data fields for people involved, location, specific activities, and in many cases short descriptions and transcripts. The keywords make it easy to search the database.
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.
The Archive's Moving Images library includes movies, films, and videos. This library contains over a million digital movies uploaded by Archive users, which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.