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What’s all the Ruckus about?. George K. Loftus Executive Director, OSHEAN, Inc. EDUCAUSE MARC -- Baltimore Thursday January 18, 2007. Who is OSHEAN?.

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What’s all the Ruckus about?

George K. Loftus

Executive Director, OSHEAN, Inc.

EDUCAUSE MARC -- Baltimore

Thursday January 18, 2007

who is oshean
Who is OSHEAN?
  • We are a Rhode Island based consortium of non-profit organizations dedicated to working collaboratively to develop and deliver shared technology solutions
  • Members include:
    • every institution of Higher Ed in RI
    • 4 Hospitals
    • RI Courts, Secretary of State, RI Division of IT
    • RINET
      • K-12, Public libraries, Municipal Government
  • We Connect People and Information
oshean members
Berklee College of Music

Brown University

Bryant University

Care New England

Community College of Rhode Island

Johnson & Wales University


New England Institute of Technology

Providence College

Rhode Island College

Rhode Island Division of Information Technology

Rhode Island Judiciary System

Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island Secretary of State Office

RINET - Rhode Island Network for (K-12) Educational Technology

Roger Williams Medical Center

Roger Williams University

Saint Joseph Health Services

Salve Regina University

University of Rhode Island

Wheaton College

OSHEAN Members
our process
Our Process
  • How we have approached providing students with access to legal online entertainment services
    • We had great interest from our members about solving this collectively
    • Cost was always a roadblock  -- nobody wanted to pay
our process cont d
Our Process, Cont’d
  • The process for making a decision or getting to our current position
    • OSHEAN had been in conversation with several service providers, including Ruckus
    • Ruckus’ new ad-based model, and the ability to install the caching server at the OSHEAN core was appealing
    • The ability to combine the subscriptions of several member institutions to reach the 3000 minimum allowed smaller schools to join
    • One member did decline, because of concerns with social networking feature of Ruckus
    • Marketing assistance – emails, post cards, banners
our process cont d1
Our Process, Cont’d
  • What’s next – if the process or examination is ongoing
    • Rolling out new services that are offered by Ruckus
    • Moving the cache server to the NEREN network to provide access for entire Northeast region
digital piracy
Digital Piracy

IFPI – International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – The Recording Industry 2006 Piracy Report

costs of piracy
Costs of Piracy
  • The major US motion picture studios lost $6.1 billion in 2005 to piracy worldwide
  • 80% of those losses resulted from piracy overseas, 20% from piracy in the US.
  • 62% of the $6.1 billion loss resulted from piracy of hard goods such as DVDs, 38% from internet piracy.
  • Piracy rates are the highest in China (90%), Russia (79%) and Thailand (79%).
  • The worldwide motion picture industry, including foreign and domestic producers, distributors, theaters, video stores and pay-per-view operators, lost $18.2 billion in 2005 as a result of piracy.
  • The typical pirate is a male aged 16-24. 44% of MPA company losses in the US are attributable to college students.
ruckus partner schools
Ruckus Partner Schools
  • Pace University
  • Providence College*
  • Princeton University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhode Island College*
  • Rider University
  • Roger Williams University*
  • Rutgers University
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Stonehill College
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • University of California – Berkeley
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Denver
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Dartmouth and Lowell
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Pembroke, Wilmington
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rhode Island*
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Toledo
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Washington University – St. Louis
  • Wesleyan University
  • Wheaton College*
  • Alfred State
  • Appalachian State
  • Arizona State University
  • Arkansas State University
  • Athens State University
  • Babson College
  • Ball State University
  • Bradley University
  • Bridgewater State College
  • Brown University*
  • Bryant University*
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • East Carolina University
  • East Central University
  • Eckerd College
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Frostburg State University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Gonzaga University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Hampton University
  • Heidelberg College
  • Hofstra University
  • Indiana University – Bloomington
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Kutztown University
  • Kuyper College
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Tech University
  • Monmouth University
  • Morrisville State College
  • North Carolina A&T
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Northeastern State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Oakland University
  • Ohio Northern University

*OSHEAN Partner School

Ruckus contact information: (Mid-Atlantic)

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