A Golden Records Project solves the task of creating a single or golden record from a group or cluster of records that refer to the same entity. This task, referred to as record or entity consolidation, is most often performed on the clusters resulting from a Mastering Project, however golden records can be created for any dataset containing a grouping key.
Curators and Reviewers of the project compose rules to consolidate the values of specific attributes, and review and edit the resulting golden values before publishing the dataset for downstream consumption.
Once a dataset is added and the grouping key defined, a curator composes attribute-specific consolidation rules to begin generating golden records (Working with Golden Records).
After golden records have been generated, curated, and reviewed, they are published as the latest version available to consumers (Publishing Golden Records).