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

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

2 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

3 OK – New you can make your comments about the size of Rhode Island

4 ...Unless you are from Delaware!

5 OSHEAN Members Berklee College of Music Brown University Bryant University Care New England Community College of Rhode Island Johnson & Wales University Lifespan 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

6 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

7 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 – s, post cards, banners

8 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

9 Subscription Levels School Name # of Subscribers/ enrolment# of Songs Downloaded Bryant College2669/3012 = 89%1,117,862 Brown University2010/5892 = 34%567,931 Providence College2257/3966 = 57%643,076 Rhode Island College1058/5613 = 19%218,475 Rhode Island School of Design27/1878 = 1%990 Roger Williams University2541/3799 = 67%1,038,525 University of Rhode Island2727/9681 = 28%680,964 Wheaton College490/1550 = 31%434,040 Total137794,701,863

10 How does Ruckus work?

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

12 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 % of MPA company losses in the US are attributable to college students.

13 Ruckus Partner Schools 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 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*

14 Ruckus contact information: (Mid-Atlantic) Peter Opere


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