Information about producing and hosting podcasts in available separately.


JISC Digital Media have representation on MELSIG’s steering group and provide useful guidance relating to user-generated media and educational podcasting.

Legal and Ethical

A useful paper, written for JISC Legal, by Gavin Sutter LL.B. LL.M. Institute for Computer & Communications Law Centre for Commercial Law Studies University of London and Dr Johanna Gibson, Reader in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London : podcasts and the law.pdf , with permission (naturally) from JISC Legal.

See the Web2Rights site for work going on in this area:


The Oxford University’s Steeple Podcasting Booklet – A podcasting resource booklet for UK Higher Education. It includes information of recording, editing and publishing podcasts:

Other Guidance

Open Educational Resources


Academic adoption of Creative Commons licences for audio and video materials.

Outpus from Oxford University’s OpenSpires projects are available here documenting the project’s activities. The aim of the project was to attempt institutional change that would allow academics to release audio/video material under Creative Commons licences. Information includes:

  • Copyright FAQs
  • Ownership of material
  • Rewards and recognition for staff
  • Models for devolved content creation
  • Costs

Creative Commons

Podcasting legal guide

BUFVC’s Audio Visual Citations Guide (2013)