The DCMI Governing Board is pleased to announce that Ana Alice Baptista has been appointed to the DCMI Governing Board as an Independent Member. She also assumes the role of Chair-Elect of the Governing Board at the closing ceremony of DC-2016 in Copenhagen. She will succeed Paul Walk as Chair of the Board in 2017. Ana is a professor at the Information Systems Department and a researcher at ALGORITMI Center, both at University of Minho, Portugal. She graduated in computer engineering and has a PhD on Information Systems and Technologies. She is also a member of the Elpub conference series Executive Committee, participated in several research and development projects, and was an evaluator of project proposals under FP7. For more information about the Governing Board, visit the DCMI website at http://dublincore.org/about/oversight/.