Digital Services Section

Mission and Overview

The Digital Services Section

  • Is focused on digital design and development - web design, web development, user training, and content strategy and management.
  • Works to ensure university-wide consistency and quality for digital services.
  • Aims to provide excellent internal digital services to employee and staff content creators and consumers to ensure the quality of the university's public online presence.
  • Coordinates with IT on content management and strategy, development, maintenance, documentation, and user training for administration websites and the systems that support these websites.
  • Operates like an internal web development agency focused on the university's core web presence, helping administration and students to evaluate their needs and then developing and maintaining the required solutions.
  • Provides consultation and assistance to researchers by offering possible solutions, advice on best practices, and information about relevant university policies like the PRP, Graphics Standard Manual, web security, privacy, and accessibility.

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Contact

For Q&A and help requests, send email to digital-services-support@oist.jp.

Members

Micheal Cooper smiling

Web Administrator

Micheal Cooper

Micheal joined OIST as web administrator in October of 2010. He has a BA in English, a BS in Computer Science, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics. At Miyazaki International College, he ran the IT department, taught IT Literacy, and helped with translation and student recruiting. Before that, he did interpretation and translation for companies like Asahi Kasei and Sheraton, managed an English school, installed LAN networks, did independent catering, and performed restaurant weddings as a fake minister, among other things. Before coming to Japan, we was an assistant to the Dean at Emory University.