The Digital Dictionary of Buddhism [DDB] (), now on the Web for more than 15 years, has become a primary reference work for the field of Buddhist Studies. Containing over 53,000 entries, it is subscribed to by more than 30 university libraries (http://www.buddhism-dict.net/ddb/subscribing_libraries.html), and supported by the contributions of over 70 specialists, many of these recognized leaders in the field. It can perhaps be described as example of the type of web resource that has reached a degree of status and sustainability such that it has been able to grow and thrive as a collaboratively-developed online reference-despite having little funding or the support of a major organization or team of programmers-in the age where such resources are so readily washed away by the combination of Wikipedia and Coogle. Thus, the field of Buddhist Studies has its own reliable, scholarly-edited, fully documented and responsible resource that has developed a center of gravity sufficient for it to continue to grow as the resource tl1at specialists turn to first without hesitation, and to which they may contribute knowing that they will be clearly accredited, and that what they write will not be deleted or changed in the following moment by, for example, a junior high school student. Recently, the technical advisor to the DDS, Michael Beddow, has completed a full overhaul of the supporting structure of the DDB and CJKV-E dictionaries, which will include a broad range of enhanced functions, both internal to the dictionary and in terms of interoperation with other lexicons and web corpora This presentation will stem off with a demonstration of the most advanced functions of the DDS, to be followed by a brief overview of its technical framework (F5-influenced XML, delivered through XSL and Perl, We will then outline the key factors of the management of the DDS that we believe have most directly contributed to its success.